Private family services for Georgia Rose Bell, 98, Lawrence, took place 11 am, Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lawrence.
She died September 27, 2021, in Topeka.
Georgia Rose Bell was born November 30, 1922 to Dowin J. Gerhardt and Anna Rose Payne (Coleman) in New Franklin, MO. The oldest child of 7.
Georgia attended Lawrence Public Schools. Georgia Graduated from Lawrence High School and went to Clark’s School of Business.
While living in Lawrence, Georgia had several jobs working for Kansas Turnpike as a toll-gate operator, University of Kansas as a clerk, Kings Radio as an production worker, Sunflower Ammunition’s plant. Georgia’s favorite job was being a Director of East Lawrence Community Center being with the young adults and assisting their parents. Georgia also cooked for the Fraternities at KU. Georgia enjoyed cooking. gardening, sewing and most all crafts. She even raised parakeets of all kinds and colors.
Georgia Rose Bell, peacefully passed away on September 27. 2021. at the age of 98. with her children around her. Georgia is survived by her 6 children, 4 daughters: Phyllis A. Bell of Arizona, Gloria J. Miller of Topeka , Claudia E. Bell of Topeka, Merna D. Bell of Topeka. 2 sons: Norman S Bell of Lawrence, and Steven W. Bell of Topeka. 17 grandchildren, 14 greatgrand children, several great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews with 2 remaining siblings: Sister- Nina M Gordon of North Carolina and brother- Charles W. Coleman of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dowin J Gerhardt and Anna Rose Coleman and two sisters. Minnie Jane Lewis of Lawrence and Betty Ann Fowler of KC Missouri and 2 brothers, Larry E. Coleman of Lawrence, Paul Shelton Coleman of Lawrence.