KEARNEY -- Adda Marie (Bell) England was born June 21, 1935, in Norcatur, Kan., to Warren and Viola Bell. She died Dec, 24, 2007, in Kearney.
She married John H. England, May 8, 1953, at the Assembly of God Church in Oberlin. To them were born three beautiful daughters, Deb, Robbi, and Terri Jo. She was baptized and was a member of the Methodist Church. She made her home in Wilsonville for many years before moving to Kearney in 1985.
She was preceded in death by John; her parents; three sisters, Gladys Bell, Lucille Witte and Anita Morgan; and one brother, Robert Bell.
She is survived by her daughters, Deb England of Sargent, Robbi and husband, Mike Johnson of Wausa and Terri Jo and husband, Mike Golden of Mitchell, S.D. Also grandchildren, Crystal Ferris of Juniata, Amy Johnson of Norfolk, Alyse Johnson of Wausa, Johnna Long and husband, Mike Miller of Marshfield, Wis., Dustin Long and wife, Lindsey of Fort Collins, Colo., Travis Golden of Houston, Texas and McKenzie Golden of Lincoln; one great-grandson, Joseph Ferris; and one great-grandchild expected in January. Other survivors include a sister, Treva Riemenschneider and husband, Bud of Ocoee, Tenn.; brother, Arvid Bell and wife, Nyla of Hendley; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Bell of Washington, Pa., and Celia England of Carrollton, Ga.; and many friends.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Office Max at Kearney, and before that she was an insurance agent for over 30 years. She was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years and a former member of the Kearney Secretary Association and American Legion Auxiliary.
She was an avid bowler, on bowling teams in Cambridge, Arapahoe, Kearney and Ravenna, enjoying time with her bowling partner and good friend, Debbie Combs now of Norton, Kan.
She also loved to fish, hunt, do word games and puzzles, liked to read, sew and garden. She enjoyed her grandchildren and bragged often about them.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
A Memorial Service will be announced later in the spring.
Hermann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.