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Nyla Bernice Bell

March 26, 1921 February 4, 2011
Nyla Bernice Bell
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PEORIA-Nyla Bernice Bell, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 9:08 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011, at her home. She was born on March 26, 1921, in Weston, IL to Fred and Mary Morey Harding. She was raised in Glasford and Kingston Mines, IL. She married Ward L. Bell, Jr. on April 1, 1939 in Pekin. He passed away on February 16, 1979, in Peoria. Nyla was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Needra Mae Bell, one brother, Lloyd G. Harding and two nephews. She later married Samuel J. Maggio and he preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret (Jack) Weinstein, Jr. of Peoria; three grandchildren, William (Kim) Beeney of Georgetown, Texas, Teresa Jackson of Cedar Hills, Texas and Crystal Mason of Pekin, IL; six great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; one sister, Marion Smith of Morton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Nyla was baptized at the Christian Church in Pekin, IL and she was of the Christian Faith. Funeral Services will be held at St. Thomas Church on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10: 30 a.m., with Msgr. William Watson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Burial of ashes will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, IL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Methodist Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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