Joyce Bell

Obituary of Joyce Bell

Canton--

Joyce Elaine Bell, 90, of 35 Riverside Drive, Canton, died the morning of January 9, 2017 after brief stay.

Future Services will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton in the Spring of 2017.

Joyce was born June 15, 1926, in the town of Potsdam, a daughter of the late, Mahlon H. & Daisy (Howard) Moore.  She ​was a ​graduate ​of​ Potsdam  High School​.

On November 2, 1943, she married Joseph William "Bill" Howard Bell in New London, CT and shortly after became the bookkeeper for Bell's Garage in Canton.  A job she kept for over fifty years.

Surviving are her two sons, Kirk Bell of Canton and Rance (Leslie) Bell of Canton and N. Carolina; five grandchildren, Denyea Wilms, Kirk Bell, II, William "BJ" Bell, Kerry-Jo Furgison and Natasha Bell; ​eight great-grandchildren, Megan, Nate, Kelly,  and Mindy Mae Wilms and Karis Bell and Kristine and Patrick Furgison; two nieces JoAnn Scott and Judy Ruddy; and close friend Janice Finley.  She was predeceased by her husband "Bill" in August 1991​, two infant daughters and her companion "Bob" Ferguson.

Joyce was an​ a​ctive member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, where she was involved in the Post Script Club, the Church Newsletter, the Church B​azaar​ making cookies, the Prayer List and Church Dinners in the Fellowship Hall.

She enjoyed going for car rides (not in a convertible, however), crossword puzzles, watching the Lawrence Welk Show and Dancin​g​

with the Stars, cooking, getting her hair done, caring for her family and going out to eat.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Canton.