Marilyn Bell

March 20, 1948-March 26, 2021


Marilyn Bell, 73, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at home. 

She was born in Crawfordsville on March 20, 1948 to the late Warren Gerald & Elizabeth (Miller) Bell.

Marilyn graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1966 and attended Purdue University. She worked at R.R. Donnelley’s for 37 years in just about every department and spent her last 13 years in the data entry department. She enjoyed traveling, selling Avon, taking photographs, making ceramics, and was an avid reader. 

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Kim Bell of Alexandria, Virginia; two brothers, Jerry Wayne (Barbara) Bell of Urbana, Illinois and Gregory (Martha) Bell of Crawfordsville; a sister, Mariana Threlkeld of Crawfordsville; two grand cats, Raja and Ajay; nieces and nephews, Jason Bell, Christian Threlkeld, and Erin (Darin) Wike; great nieces and nephews, Paige, Katie, Nate, Abbi, Avery, and a great-great nephew, Payton.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., in Crawfordsville on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Jason Bowyer officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at 

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Crawfordsville District Public Library, 205 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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