Vera Jane Bell

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    Vera Jane Bell of Bourbon, Missouri was born on October 11, 1923 in Sullivan, Missouri to Marion Albert and Adele Elizabeth (Donati) Berti and passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the age of 97 years.


    She attended and graduated from Sullivan High School, class of 1941.
    Vera married Robert Sparrell Austin on February 15, 1947.
    On June 7, 1969 Vera married Marvin Bell.
    In 1972 Marvin and Vera built their home on Oak Haven Lane, where Vera remained until her passing. Vera was employed by the former Dickey Bub Shop and managed Vans Dress Shop. Vera was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Sparrell Austin while he was serving in the US Navy; second husband, Marvin Bell; one son, Mark Austin; parents, Marion and Adele Berti; five brothers, Louis, Victor and wife Geraldine, Norman  and wife Nadine, Bryan and wife Tillie and Frederick  and wife Alberta Berti; two sisters, Lena and husband Lewis Krist and Norma and husband Pete Carollo.
    She is survived by one son, Michael Austin of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Barbara Austin of Austin, Texas; four step children, Terry Bell of Dumfries, Virginia, Sharon Key of Sullivan, Missouri, Carreen Mincemeyer and husband Bob of Sullivan, Missouri and Sally Weeks of Bourbon, Missouri; two grandchildren, Nick and Elizabeth Austin; one great grandson, Frederick Austin; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Brenda Strobbe officiating.
    Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery – Sullivan, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.