Gloria Ella (Parrish) Bell, age 93, of Norwalk, died peacefully Friday morning, February 7, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 10th at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk with a Celebration of Life Service to be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11th at the Norwalk United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Norwalk Cemetery. Memorials to the church will be accepted.
To send flowers to her visitation and funeral visit www.olearyflowers.com / select the "send flowers" tab on the webpage or call O'Leary's Flowers direct at (515) 981-0700.
Gloria Ella, the daughter of Robert and Bessie Thompson Parrish, she was born on March 12, 1926 in Webster City, Iowa. She graduated from Wolstock High School with the Blass of 1947 and married Donald Bell February 26, 1947. To this union they had four children, Cliffod, Keith, Kathrine, and Wanda.
Don and Gloria made their home on the very south end of Main Street in yellow painted farmhouse in Norwalk, Iowa. Here they raised their children. Gloria, a loving mother and homemaker, had worked for Norwalk Cumming State Bank as a Teller. She was also a baby sitter and foster parent. Gloria and Don were long-time members of the Norwalk United Methodist Church where she was involved with the United Methodist Woman. She was also a member of the Norwalk Garden Club, a Cub Scout Den Mother, enjoyed square dancing and flower gardening.
Gloria died peacefully Friday morning, February 7, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. She lived 93 years, 10 months, and 25 days; and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald on August 31, 2017; and her siblings, Linda, Zelda, John, and Stanley.
Gloria is survived by her children, Clifford (Kathy) of Atlantic, Keith (Meril) of Pleasant Hill, Kathrine (Chuck) Fricke of Ankeny, and Wanda (Todd) Nordstrom of New Prague, MN; 12 grandchildren, Shawn (Amy), Shane (Jessica), Melody (Shawn), David (Amber), Christina (Kevyn), Justin (Tarah), Heather, Gloria (Mike), Jessica (Matthew), Grace (Juan), Sara (Chad), and Melinda (Mychal); 43 great-grandchilren; 1 great-great granddaughter; and her sister, Zola Asklund; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
To send flowers to Gloria's family, please visit our floral section.