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Sarah Eleanor Mumma Bell
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1914
Sharpsburg
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2012
Maryland, USA

OBITUARY :
SARAH ELEANOR (MUMMA) BELL, 97, Eleanor was born on Nov. 24, 1914, in Sharpsburg, Md., to the late Beulah Land Wilson and Victor Reichard Mumma.

She attended schools in Hagerstown and Sharpsburg, Md. She sang in the Episcopal Church Choir in Sharpsburg, and later sang in the Christ Reform Church Choir and the Hagerstown Christian Church Choir.

She graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1934. After graduation, she won a Kay Diamond contest for the state of Maryland by writing the following poem:

"A Victor Herbert melody Sung by the one and only one and to no other Puts the Heart and sole into an enchanted world of bliss Which eventually leads to this ... Kay's Diamonds."

Later the same year, she was crowned Miss Antietam by popular vote during a commemoration of the Civil War battle of Antietam. The Mumma family had owned a farm on the battlefield.

She worked at the L.B. Hat Shop in Hagerstown and Cumberland until it closed and later worked at Fletchers.

On Sept. 20, 1940, at the First Christian Church in Hagerstown, she married Daniel M. Bell Sr. They lived in Hagerstown, Leitersburg and Ringgold, Md. They honeymooned at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, Va., and set up housekeeping in Hagerstown. They were married for 37 years until his death on Oct. 21, 1977.

She was a homemaker and lived in Leitersburg, Ringgold, Hampton, Va., Seabrook, Md., Bradenton, Fla., Spencer, W.Va., and most recently in Madison, Va. After her husband's death. she traveled to Europe, Australia and Hawaii. She was a charter member of Goddard's Women's Club and was chairwoman of the Antiques Club. She loved oil painting, sewing, cake decorating and making candies.

She is survived by five children, Bonnie Bowen of South Jordan, Utah, Daniel M. Bell Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., Sarah A. Fowler of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Kathie B. Turner of Leesburg, Va., and Bette S. Sotomayor of Spencer, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and we will all miss her.

A graveside service will be held at the Ringgold Cemetery on April 21 at 2 p.m., where she will rest beside her husband.

Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Source : The Herald Mail Newspaper - Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
 
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 Parents:
  Victor Reichard Mumma (1879 - 1935)
  Beulah Land Wilson Mumma (1880 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Daniel Martin Bell (1916 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Virginia Frances Mumma Hildebrand (1901 - 1982)*
  Victorine Mumma Morgan (1904 - 1971)*
  Victor Reichard Mumma (1909 - 1991)*
  Samuel Calvin Mumma (1911 - 1996)*
  Sarah Eleanor Mumma Bell (1914 - 2012)
  Wilmer McKendree Mumma (1920 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ringgold Cemetery
Ringgold
Washington County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Melvin L. Halterman
Originally Created by: Mike Hahn
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45484049
Sarah Eleanor <i>Mumma</i> Bell
Added by: Melvin L. Halterman
 
Sarah Eleanor <i>Mumma</i> Bell
Added by: Mike Hahn
 
Sarah Eleanor <i>Mumma</i> Bell
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- CKS
 Added: May. 13, 2012
Rest In Peace
- Melvin L. Halterman
 Added: Mar. 30, 2012
 
 
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