Bell Warren

Bell Warren

Bell Warren, 76, of Miller City, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1940, in Elco, the daughter of Joseph and Mable Sharp Lessar.

She married Sylvestor “Buddy” Warren on Aug. 7, 1957.

She worked with her husband at Patton Farm in Miller City and also worked at Worthington Motel and Blakemore’s Restaurant. She could filet a crappie faster than anyone. She was a member of Lake Milligan Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Buddy Warren of Miller City; a sister, Gladys Ramage of Olive Branch; nieces and nephews; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and many who called her Mama Bell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carrie Dickerson and Sherry Dickerson; four brothers, Edward, Joseph Jr., Orville and Arthur Lessar.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with Ken Wilson officiating. Interment was in Meisenheimer Cemetery near Dongola.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

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