Elaine Mary Margaret Bell of Coudersport, PA
“beloved mother, sister, aunt, wife, artist, and friend to all”
Elaine Mary Margaret Bell of Coudersport, died on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.
Born in Worcester, MA to Gordon A and Mary R (Philbin) Bell, she was raised in Shrewsbury, MA, graduating from Shrewsbury High School in 1967. After high school she lived in a wide variety of locations including Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, VA; Narragansett and Providence, RI; Worcester, Northborough, Boston, Cambridge and Somerville , MA; Windsor, West Hartford, Collinsville and Newington, CT and finally Coudersport, PA.
She holds a BA in Philosophy from Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, VA and a Masters in Creative Writing from Brown University in Providence, RI.
Elaine earned her living as a Technical Writer both independently and for a number of firms throughout the Northeast but her life passion was for her personal writing. Her prolific output of over 60 years includes plays, short stories, song lyrics and above all, her poetry. She was a loved member of every community she was a part of.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Jesse Jane Bell of Richmond, VA; her husband, Jason Krug of Connecticut; her brother, Scott, his wife Pat and nephews, Ian and Evin Bell also of Connecticut; a cousin, Suzanne Gilrein of Massachusetts; and close friends and long term supporters, Linda Argenti and her wife Pat of Maine and Florida.
A memorial service will be planned and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elaine’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Elaine’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Elaine, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.