Dateline: June 2, 2005
Funeral services for
Imogene Merle Bell Bain, age 86, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May
28, 2005, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Truman Ledbetter
officiating. Burial was held
in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors,
Mrs. Bain died
Monday, May 23, 2005, in San Antonio.
She was born October 25, 1918, in Estelline to Shelby Coffee Bell
and Willie Elizabeth Boles Bell. She
was raised in Clarendon where she met her future husband, John Elbert
Bain, while she was working at Parkers Drug Store.
At the time, he was enlisted in the US Navy, stationed at sea
aboard the USS Essex. They
were married in Clarendon on August 5, 1949.
They moved to California and in 1976 from California to Sunray
where she lived until 2004. The
last five years, she lived with her daughter in San Antonio.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as an operator for the
telephone company in Clarendon as well as a secretary at the Huntington
Park Baptist Church in California. She
also served as a WAC in the US Army during World War II.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sunray.
She was preceded in
death by her husband and by five sisters and six brothers.
Survivors include one
daughter, Marsha Aguilar of San Antonio; and four grandchildren,
Kathryn, Christopher, Kimberly, and John Michael.
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