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“Larry,Praying for you and your family. Peace to all of you.Scottie ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Scottie Guedry - Prairieville, LA

“She was always like a second mother to me. She will be missed and loved always. C.S. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cody Scallions - TX

“May God comfort you all during this time and in the time to come. One day at a time, look to Jesus for the strength you each need and He will supply...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kenny Loper - Orange Beach, AL

“My sincere sympathy to Mr. Bell and his family. I am glad God gave me the opportunity to meet such a sweet, kind and loved person. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tonya Fountain - sandyhook, MS

“My sincere condolences for the loss of dear Diane. May GOD comfort you and heal your broken hearts. Ps. 147:3.CP., La. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dawn, Debbie and Whit, I have such wonderful memories of you guys! I wish we could have stayed in touch. God Bless you all. I know y'all will miss...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dara Jett (Mauroner) - Friend

“It's always with heavy hearts that we send condolences. We take comfort in knowing that our lived one is in God's eyes so He will comfort and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Reelmemoriesfishing

“May God make you firm and strong during your time of bereavement. (2 Thess 2:17)You have my deepest sympathy!-JGJ ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“As a friend of Debbie's (Diane's sister), I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of Diane. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nada Alaywan - Baton Rouge

“May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this trying season. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Joel Reid - Covington, GA

“Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. (Psalm 29:11) ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jones


Diane McConnell Bell received her "angel wings" on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the age of 59. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 4, 1958. Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and nurse. She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Springfield where she taught Sunday School for years.

Diane is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Larry Thomas Bell, her daughter Melissa Lynn Bell, by her son, Jeremy Thomas Bell and his wife Amanda, her grandchildren, Phoenix Gabriel Blaine Pichon, Blaine Thomas Penn, Blakely Blair Bell and Tenley Kate Bell, her step father Bill Haug, her sisters, Dawn Aultman and Debbie Ellington and her husband Gary, her brothers, Whit McConnell and his wife Wendy, Willy Haug and his wife Heather and John Haug and his wife Erin, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her son Kevin Blaine Bell, her parents, Ira W. McConnell and Harlene Fontenot Haug, and her in-laws, Lawrence T. and Norma Trilby Bell.

A Memorial Visitation for Diane will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Springfield. A Memorial Service Celebrating Diane's Life will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the church.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula.

Diane's guest book is can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.