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Dorothy H. Bell

Dorothy Helen Bell, age 95, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Sunday evening, February 6, 2022 at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center.  She was born January 16, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio to Earl N. and Ethel (Davis) Leininger.  On June 27, 1947, she married Marion Bell.

Dorothy worked as a housekeeper at The Flower Hospital.  She enjoyed shopping, gardening, playing the lottery and working puzzles. She was known for being a great cook and baking awesome pies.  Most of all, Dorothy loved spending time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Sandy Jankowski, Roger Bell and Kathy (Don) Poca; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion; son, Larry Bell; son-in-law, Dennis Jankowski and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services at Highland Memory Gardens will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Swanton American Legion Post #479 or Ohio Living Hospice. 


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So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady always enjoyed talking with her.

Dave &Kay Wurm Feb 11 2022 1:12 PM

Kathy, and family, Dorothy was a sweet lady, l enjoyed our talks in the beauty shop. She was a smiling, pleasant person to be around, with a fun story to share.
With sympathy,
Doug and Shirley Gigax

Shirley Gigax Feb 10 2022 8:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Bell

From Ken and Lisa and Boys and Tabitha and Christina Hazel we send are prayers to you and your family will miss her . Feb 10 2022 7:03 PM

Kathy, sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Tim and Ella Shelley Feb 10 2022 5:31 PM

Kathy sorry to hear about your mom ours thoughts are with you If you need anything let us know

Jim and Linda Young Feb 10 2022 12:58 PM

Kathy, sorry to hear about your Mom, our condolences to you and your family.
Lance & Barb Seiler

Lance Seiler Feb 9 2022 9:05 AM

I will miss Dorothy. She was one of my favorite patients.

Sherry Hawes Feb 7 2022 8:41 PM

To Aunt Dorothy Rest In Peace. You will be missed. Prayers for for your family.

Elaine Burgin Brauninger Feb 7 2022 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Bell

Lynda Coffey & David Westmark Feb 7 2022 1:03 PM

Roger Bell, Renee Chapa and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult loss.

Frank and Cheryl Chapa and family Feb 7 2022 11:02 AM