Jane Ann Thompson Bell
1940 - 2019
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Jane Ann Thomson Bell, age 79, passed away in Middletown, Delaware on September 21, 2019 with her family around her.

Jane Ann was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky on May 3,1940 to Joe "Jack" and Elizabeth "Lid" Thomson. She attended Cynthiana Schools and after graduation from Cynthiana High School in 1957 she continued on to the University of Kentucky for a year. She moved to Groton, Connecticut in 1963. While in Connecticut she met her future husband Emerson H. Bell after being set up by her friends.

Jane Ann and Emerson were married in Cynthiana at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church on June 19, 1965 and then settled in Mystic, Connecticut. She had two sons, Joe and Garrett. She was a very active volunteer, participating in numerous civic and church organizations such as Child and Family Services of New London, Connecticut and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Groton. She was also very active with her boys' school organizations and scouting serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother for both boys and also with the Stonington High School Athletic Boosters. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, word games, boating and travel.
In 1980 she became a real estate agent with the Mary J. Meader agency and subsequently became a broker starting her own firm of Village Realty at the Depot. She later worked with REMAX and concluded her Real Estate career with Coastal Realty before retiring in 2004.

She resettled in Middletown, Delaware to be closer to her son Garrett. In retirement she was active with the local bridge club, Red Hats and knitted baby hats for the local hospitals. She also continued to travel and always loved to visit her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Emerson, her parents Jack and Lid Thomson and her nephew Bradley Thomson.
Jane Ann is survived by her sons, Capt. Joseph (Dohan) Bell and Garrett (Kerri Brodek) Bell, her grandchildren Katherine and Henry Bell and her brother Joe (Joann) Thomson and her nieces Ashlee Bradbard and Kimberly Zeller.

A visitation will be held Friday evening, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m., at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., at St. Augustine Episcopal Cemetery, Route 310 and Mitton Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to cancer and heart research organizations.

To send online condolences, visit Daniels-Hutchison.com.

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Published in Middletown Transcript from Sep. 26 to Oct. 5, 2019.
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October 16, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May (1 Thessalonians 4:14) bring you some comfort in knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death. They are very precious in Gods eyes. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of deep sorrow.
September 27, 2019
Our condolences and prayers to the Thomson and Bell families.
Matt & Sandra Schroyer
September 26, 2019
Jane Ann and Emerson were close friends at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Emerson managed the contracting for and building of the Sanctuary there. Jane Ann became our realtor when she sold our house in Gales Ferry and helped us purchase a home in Mystic. She also was able to sell a lot attached to the home on Oceanview! We will have fond memories of the Bells for a very long time!
David and Patricia Ghen
September 26, 2019
To the family of Jane Ann Bell,

Bill and I are sad to learn of Janes passing. We pray your memories of her and your faith will give you strength.

We have many fond memories of your days at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. We continue to remember her and Emerson as we enjoy the stained glass window you dedicated in Emersons memory. Recently, we shared some of our youthful fun times with the Bennetts at a Life Celebration for Malachi Wells. Jane Ann sold us our Stonington house. We have put on two additions and are hoping to live here for the rest of our lives. All good memories.

Jane Ann has passed to a new life. A life without pain and suffering. Again, we wish the best to all of you.

With sympathy,
The Clarks, Carole and Bill (Beth and Tricia too)
Carole Clark
September 25, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Bell Family for the loss of your loved one, Jane Ann, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.
September 24, 2019
Loved getting to visit with her on the front porch in Garmisch. She was fun to chat with. Loved her family so much.
Monica Zazworsky
September 24, 2019
Im so sorry to hear that Jane Ann has passed away. Condolences to the family for your loss. She was a dear friend of my late mother (Susan Miller Stephens), and I have such fond memories of her over the years. I know she will be missed by so many.
Bess Beyer
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