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Opal Eileen Bell
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    5188 Highway A
    Belleview, MO 63623

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“My beloved Aunt whom shall be missed. ”
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Opal Eileen Bell of Bonne Terre, Missouri passed away July 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years. She was born April 9, 1926 in Goodland, Missouri the daughter of the late Tony Otto and Ethel Ann (Rencehausen) Goggin.
On April 30, 1960 she was united in marriage to James Edward Bell who survives. To this union a daughter, Andrea Susan Pruett was born. She survives and resides with her husband, Steven in Terre du Lac, Missouri. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Brandon Mahler and wife, Michelle and Bryce Pruett, great granddaughter, Belle Lucille Mahler and Branch Janes Mahler; Five sisters survive; Donna Mills of Arnold, Missouri, Ruby Miner of Belleview, Missouri, Doris Wingerter of Mineral Point, Missouri, Joann Crocker of Belleview, Missouri and Francis Lincoln also of Belleview, Missouri.
Opal was preceded in death by four brothers; James Goggin, Paul Goggin, Robert Goggin, and Jerry Goggin three sisters; Mildred Giles, Shirley Crocker, and Carol Shy and a son-in-law Joseph Mahler.
Opal was a member of the Black River Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, decorating and traveling, especially with reunions. Opal served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Ottery Community Cemetery for many years after being one of the original organizers of the cemetery.