Joan M. Bell

EVART — Joan M. Bell, 77, of Evart, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Altercare of Big Rapids.

Joan was born on July 15, 1937, in Reed City, to William Clifford and Mary Elizabeth (Linnaberry) Berryhill. She was a lifelong Evart area resident. Joan was a 1955 graduate of Evart High School. She was a member of the Evart Free Methodist Church. Joan was active in the Relay for Life and enjoyed quilting and her family.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Brenda Turpin, of Battle Creek; her son, Steven Bell, of Evart; five grandchildren, Dale Turpin, Jamie Turpin, Ashley Bell, Jennifer Bell and Michael Carpenter; six great-grandchildren; and her brother, Eldon (Ann) Berryhill, of Marion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; her sister, Charlotte VanBuskirk; and two brothers, Duane and Richard Berryhill.

A funeral service for Joan M. Bell is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, with Pastor Russ Atherton officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the funeral home.

Joan will be interred next to her husband in Sylvan Township Cemetery.