Margaret Bell, of Dowagiac

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nov. 28, 1941 — Dec. 28, 2015

Margaret Bell

Margaret Bell

Margaret Ann Bell, 74, of Dowagiac, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Lakeland Hospital in Niles.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Clark Chapel and Cremation Services, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, with Tracy Roddy of New Life Baptist Church officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to New Life Baptist Church. Those wishing to sign Margaret’s Memory Book online may do so at

Margaret was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Leachville, Arkansas to Alias and Wilma (Booth) Sumners. She was a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School.

Margaret was employed by Contech where she worked as a trim press operator for more than 20 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bingo, crocheting and playing video games.

Margaret is survived by three sons, Peter Bell of Dowagiac, Mark (Kathy) Bell of Delphi, Indiana, and Paul Moss of Newberry, Michigan; one daughter, Ann McGee of Dowagiac; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother, Darrell (Marina) Sumners of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Moss; and a brother, Bill Sumners.