Martha Jean Bell, age 73, of Otsego, MI passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home at Baraga Manor. She was born in Moline, Illinois, January 11, 1924 to Otto and Elsie (Waterworth) Agy. From age 4 she grew up in Gun Plain Township and graduated from Plainwell High School in 1941. She married Kember Bell and they enjoyed 58 years together with their beloved children. As well as in Michigan, she had resided in Kansas, Arkansas and Texas, working with churches and other volunteer projects. In early adulthood, she worked in clerical and retail, later retiring from WEBB &H Attorneys as a legal secretary. Following her retirement she worked at Ozark Guidance Center in Springdale, Arkansas as a medical transcriptionist. In her lifetime she enjoyed writing and publishing both prose and poetry, knitting, crocheting, editing newsletters as well as various volunteer projects. Martha accepted Christ in early adulthood and enjoyed many years involved in working with children's church activities. In her later years she attended Friendship Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her daughter, Garnet (Jose) Calzada of Rio Grande City, TX; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Knight) Bell; son-in-law, Norman Andress; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Agy along with many nieces and nephews. "Love you all so much!" She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, William Bell in 2005; daughter, Shirley Rae Andress in 2009; sister, Ellen Falkenstein; sister-in-law, Jo Agy, brother-in-law, James Falkenstein and great-granddaughter, Ashley Pallett in 2016. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township at a later time. Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center or the charity of your choice. Winkle Funeral Home.