Leslie Ann Bell


CLINTON — Leslie Ann Bell, 69, of Clinton, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on April 6, 2017, at Manor Court, Clinton.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Clinton United Methodist Church with Pastor Danny Cox officiating.  

Visitation will be held from 9–10 a.m. at the church.  Private family burial will take place at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton United Methodist Church, Home Sweet Home, Bloomington, or Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington.

Leslie was born on March 21, 1948, in Barrington, Ill., the daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Wells) Speight.

Survivors include her daughter, Amy (Andrew) O’Neall, Downs, Ill., and son, Chris Bell, DeKalb, Ill.; two grandchildren, Abraham and Anna O’Neall, Downs, Ill.; brother, Kent (Linda) Speight, Red Wing, Minn.; and sister, Mary (Bob) Spain, Gurnee, Ill.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

Leslie was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was a trauma nurse working in the ER at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.  Leslie was also a parrish nurse for the Clinton United Methodist Church.  

Leslie enjoyed reading and traveling.  She traveled to Ireland and Israel.  She was also a member of C.O.R.N. – the Clinton Old Retired Nurses.  Leslie considered her friends her family and enjoyed spending time with them as well as supporting her grandchildren in all their activities.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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