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Obituary for Betty Ann Bell (Offutt)

Betty Ann Offutt Bell, 92, of Rogers, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, February 28, 2021.

She was born April 11, 1928 in Pine Bluff, daughter of Earl M. and Virgaline Harter Offutt.

Mrs. Bell was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff and played basketball for the Pine Bluff Zebras.

She married William E. Bell August 8, 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Mrs. Bell was a devoted homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church of Pine Bluff, where she sang in the choir for 25 years. She was a loving and nurturing mother for her children and grandchildren and devoted caregiver for her nephew, Gary Watts. Mrs. Bell and Gary moved to Bentonville in 2009, where they became members of First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Earl Offutt and Robert A. Offutt; and two sisters, Donalda Watts and Earline Boast.

Survivors include her son, Jeffery Bell of Bentonville; daughter, Patricia “Patty” Swanson of Cabot; sister, Una Oliver of Burnet, Texas; brother, Ancel M. Offutt of Mt. Ida; two granddaughters, Jackie Bell and Stephanie Huy; great-grandson, Lucas Bell; and several nieces and nephews, including Gary Watts of Rogers.

A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Reverend Carla Harrel Mathews officiating. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 717 West 32nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or First Presbyterian Church, 901 NE J. Street, Bentonville, AR 72712.

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