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Susan H. Kearton Bell
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Birth: May 24, 1922
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 2011
Hand County
South Dakota, USA

Susan H. Bell, 89, of Miller, S.D., died on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at her home.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Miller, SD with Rev. Allen Sager officiating. A private family burial was held prior to the funeral at the Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation with the family present was held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Susan H. Kearton was born on May 24, 1922, in Arlington, S.D., to Rev. John H. and Carrie (Stevanus) Kearton. She spent her early years in Canton, Yankton, and Wessington Springs. She graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1940. She then attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell and later taught school.

On March 1, 1944 she married Robert Bell at St. Lawrence, S.D. In 1984 they retired from farming and moved into Wessington Springs. On January 13, 2005 Susan moved to Miller, SD. She was a member of Rose Hill Presbyterian Church in Hand County, serving several offices. She was a member of the S.D. Ornithologist Society. Along with watching birds, she loved to travel, fish, and go camping. She was an avid sports fan. She was always listening to them on her radio, watching them on TV, and cheering on her favorite teams the SDSU Jackrabbits and the Chicago Cubs.

Grateful for having shared her life are her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 12, 1993; her parents; two sisters, Mary Hansen and Josephine Bell; nephew, Randall (Randy) Bell; grandniece, Katie Conkey; and grandnephew, Kyle Bell.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Susan's arrangements.

Family links: 
  John Hilton Kearton (1871 - 1938)
  Carrie Kearton (1886 - 1962)
  Robert D. Bell (1921 - 1993)
Rosehill Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Barb Jones
Record added: Nov 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79947938


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