June Bell, 98, of McPherson, passed away at 9:32 a.m., July 2nd, 2018 peacefully, at McPherson Hospital.

She was born in McCracken, on March 9, 1920, the daughter of Lucy (Gilmore) and Edward James Fletcher.

June was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She also worked as a librarian for the City of McCracken. She retired in 1987 after thirty-two years of service to the city.

She attended the Walnut Grove Country School in Rush County and McCracken High School, McCracken.

She belonged to First Congregational United Church of Christ McPherson. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in McCracken.

She was an more-than 60-year member of Eastern Star; and a former member of the Rush County Extension Health and Home Unit Office. June sang with the Messiah festival for 14 years ending in 2006.

She enjoyed reading, she always enjoyed hearing about her grandkids and great-grandkids, and enjoyed visiting with everyone.

She would always work getting everyone in on the conversation.

She was united in marriage to Carl Adric Bible on Sept. 28, 1938 at Gove. He died on April 9, 1984. She then was married to Raymond Andrew Bell on Nov. 18, 1989, at McCracken. He died on Febr. 23, 1999.

She is survived by her children, Ellen Seib and husband, Tom, of Stanwood, Washington; Kent Bible and his wife, Judy, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.; her stepchildren, Barbara A. Ciboski, of Wichita; Marilyn R. Dirks and husband, Norman, of Annapolis, Maryland.; and Roberta L. Mills and husband, Gordon, of Sun City, Arizona; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; 1 step-great-great-grandson; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Bible and Raymond Bell; brothers, Earl and LaVern Fletcher; a grandson Scott Bryan; and a daughter Carol Faye Decurgez.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson with the Reverend Chris Whitacre officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Congregational United Church of Christ or The Cedars Health Care Center and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.