• November 14, 2019

Jean M. Bell, 82 - Ocean City Sentinel: Obituaries

Jean M. Bell, 82

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:59 am

Jean M. Bell, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in her hometown of Ocean City, N. 

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a year-round resident of Ocean City for more than 60 years. She graduated from State Teachers College (Millersville University) in 1958 at the young age of 20 with a bachelor’s degree in education, double major in English and social studies. Jean got her master’s degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College. She taught English, history and advanced placement history at Ocean City High School for more than five decades. Jean retired in 2000. 

She was an active member of the community. Jean was a charter member of the OCNJ beach fee program, starting out as a beach tag supervisor and finishing as assistant director of the program. Jean was a director of education at the Humane Society of Ocean City for many years and was a very active member in the Historical Society of Ocean City, serving on the board of directors, in various positions. She loved her history, Thomas Jefferson, cats and books. 

Jean was a world traveler, having visited Russia, China, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Fiji, Peru, Galapagos Islands, Panama Canal, Trans-Atlantic Crossing in a hurricane (cruise ship). Jean visited most of the continental United States and Alaska and Hawaii, too. Like Johnny Cash once said, “I have been everywhere Man!” 

She is survived by her son, Robert Kinsloe Bell III, and four grandchildren, Dylan Kinsloe Bell, Robert Foster Bell, Joseph Doyle Bell and Rylea Shivaun Bell.

No service is planned at this time. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Jean Bell to the Humane Society of Ocean City, 1 Shelter Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226 .

To share condolences with the family, visit godfreyfuneralhome.com.