Josephine DiBell 1905-2013

WARREN – Josephine Root DiBell, 107, formerly of Cortland, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Gillette’s Nursing Home.

Josephine was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Farmdale, the daughter of Asahel Badeau and Inez Abigail Jewell Root.

Mrs. DiBell worked for Pryce’s Champion Drug Co. for 24 years and also was a buyer for JC Penney, retiring in 1979.

Her hobbies included reading and reading the Bible, crocheting and making rag rugs.

Survivors include her children, Idell Elser of New York, Ruth E. Bingham of Roswell, N.M., and Thomas A. Mullen of Howland; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Carpenter-Aaron; two sisters, Helen Gresham and Ruth Criswell; twin granddaughters; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel, a Lane Family Funeral Home, where Pastor David Vencel will celebrate Josephine’s life. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

Burial will take place at Gustavus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Warren, OH 44481.

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