Mary Louise McCoslin Bell
Mrs. Mary Louise McCoslin Bell, 74, of Wortham, passed away Jan. 4, 2020, at her residence.
Mary Louise was born July 13, 1945, in Mexia, to Jess and Mary Grace Rice Bell. She lived a full life with many interests and passions.
Family was an extremely important part of her life, raising her three sons and being a mother to many others who were fortunate enough to have been taken under her wing. She had an open-door policy at her home and fed many of her sons’ friends with her marvelous cooking.
Mary Louise was also involved in the business world in several capacities, including being a lab technician in Houston as well as at the Mexia State School; office manager when Triple B cleaning service opened and owning and operating the Dinner Bell Café in Wortham for several years.
In recent years, she loved doting on her grandchildren, who became the light of her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and was able to grow beautiful plants. Birdwatching while drinking coffee also brought her pleasure in her quiet time.
Mary Louise was preceded in death by her parents; son Brandon Kurt McCoslin; grandson Brandon McCoslin; and by Brent Harper, whom she raised as a son.
She is survived by sons, Blayne Heath McCoslin and wife Mollie McCoslin, of Wortham, and Blake Kristen McCoslin and wife Lana Curry McCoslin, of Wortham; daughter-in-law Mary Eileen McCoslin; and grandchildren Maegan Louise McCoslin, Ethan, Erica and Evan McCoslin and Cade, Allie and Grace Mc-Coslin; and sister Suzie Grizzard, of Austin.
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at First United Methodist Church in Wortham, with the Rev. Chris Rowe and the Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment was to follow in the Wortham Cemetery. Ethan McCoslin, Cade McCoslin, Billy Whaley, Justin Sullivan, Rodney Latham and Larry Bennett would serve as pallbearers. Evan McCoslin and Jamie Boyd will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation with the family was to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Jan. 6, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
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