Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Elaine L. Bell

January 21, 1922 - May 3, 2022


Date and Time

Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1:30 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Paul Cohen
Temple Jeremiah


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Tatar Residence
333 Wilshire Drive West
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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Monday upon return from the cemetery until 8PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 6-8PM

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Memorial Contributions

Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Award, c/o the Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201


Elaine L. Bell, 100 years young

Beloved wife of the late Bernard B. Bell for 71 ½ years. They were high school sweethearts who attended Marshall High School and The University of Chicago together. To Bernie and Elaine, family was everything. Loving mother of Andrea (Martin) Freed and Judy (Jerome) Tatar. Adored Nana of Amy (Joshua) Yulish, Ben (Brooke) Freed, Daniel (Stephanie) Tatar, Michael (Erin) Tatar and Laura Tatar. Treasured great grandmother of Hannah Yulish, Zachary Yulish, Olivia Tatar, Maddy Freed, Emma Freed and Shira Tatar. Caring sister of the late Calvin (the late Marilyn) Lewis and sister-in-law of Pearl (the late Hyman) Hirshfield, the late Lawrence Bell, the late Sara (the late Robert) Busch. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. Elaine leaves her very grateful family a legacy of love. Service Monday 1:30PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Award, c/o the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Our sincere condolences on your loss. I always looked forward to seeing Elaine on Saturday mornings as she sat next to my mother. Their friendship was inspiring. May her memory be a blessing

Scott Pawlow
May 8, 2022
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