|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1916|
|Death: ||May 7, 1990|
WENDELL M. BELL, M.D., 74, of 694 Coleman Road died Monday evening at Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness.
Dr. Bell was born April 6, 1916, in Mansfield and had lived here most of his life. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, The Ohio State College of Medicine, where he was a member of the freshman honor society of Phi Eta Sigma. Following college graduation in 1943, Dr. Bell took his junior and senior residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland from 1943 until 1945. For the next two years, he was chief of obstetrics at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. During this time he also served in the U. S. Army. In 1947, Dr. Bell returned to Mansfield and opened an office at 15 N. Mulberry Street. He later moved his offices to the Medical Arts Building at 480 Glessner Avenue, which he and several other physicians built. Dr. Bell was an active staff member of Mansfield General Hospital from 1947-1975. He helped to establish the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1952 and also served as a member and a chairman of the department. He was a past president of the Mansfield General Hospital Medical Staff. He was active for 31, years in Obstetrics and gynecology practice and delivered 8,500 babies in Ohio and Colorado. Dr. Bell was also a member and past president of the Richland County Medical Society; a member of the Ohio State Medical Association; a member of the American Medical Association; a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and board-eligible in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A member of the First Lutheran Church, Dr. Bell was also a 50 year member of the Mansfield Lodge 35 F & AM, and was a member of Elks Lodge 56.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Bishop Bell, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery G. and Dee Bell of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jeffery and Jacqueline; his sister, Dorthy Devitt of Key Colony, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Wendell "Skip" Bell Jr. in February 1983 and his mother, Marie Bell, in December 1989.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Michael Goldner. Burial will be held in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church Christian Day School Fund or S.N. Ada Ford Fund, 35 North Park Street.
Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 about Wendell Belz
Name: Wendell Belz
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1916
State File Number: 1916034270
Additional Information: George
George Mitchell Bell (1890 - 1951)
Marie Marks Bell (1894 - 1989)
Mary E. Bishop Bell (1917 - 2005)
Wendell Marks Bell (1945 - 1983)*
Wendell Marks Bell (1916 - 1990)
Dorothy M. Bell Schuler (1921 - 2010)*
Note: Age 74 Years
Plot: Section 42, Lot 13
Created by: Judy Farst
Record added: Jan 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64178850