Debra Bell(1953 - 2012)

Debra Marie Bell

MANSFIELD: Debra Marie Bell, age 59, passed away Monday evening, October 1, 2012 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Born January 13, 1953 in Mansfield, she is the daughter of James M. and Eileen M. (Cole) Clingan. She was a graduate of Crestview High School and earned her Bachelor Degree from Ashland University. Debra retired from General Motors where she worked as a general supervisor. She enjoyed watching wild birds and being in the great outdoors.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherri Hager of Mansfield; Chris Bell of Troy, OH; two grandsons, Brien (Kim) Hager of Mansfield and Trent Bell of Troy; three great-grandchildren, Kaytee McCumbers of Clyde, Hailey and Cameron Hager; a brother, Randy (Lisa) Clingan of Mansfield; two sisters, Barbara K. Clingan of Mansfield and Diane (Steve) Ringler of Brownwood, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; a dear friend, Sharon "The Brit" of the United Kingdom; beloved dog, Tara; and her beloved Amazon parrots, Sonny and Cher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Bell; granddaughter, Rachel M. Hager; and her parents.

The funeral service will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery. Friends and family may visit beginning at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. Online guest registry at


Published in the News Journal on Oct. 3, 2012