Brenda Bell

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Brenda Sue Bell, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born October 12, 1941, in Clifty, Arkansas daughter of Lloyd and Freda M. (Mullins) Brown, passed away December 12, 2019, in Springdale, Arkansas at the age of 78 years.

She is preceded by her parents; sister Karlina Dodd; brother Robert Brown.

She is survived by husband Ronnie Lee Bell of the home; daughter Jody Crittenden and husband Donald (Fuzzy); daughter Penney Barrett and husband Doug; four grandchildren Jonathan Hutton and wife Mika, Jacquelynn Davis, Paul Brackenbury, Bradly Brackenbury and wife Imelda; three great grandchildren Blake, Samantha, and Emerson Hutton.

Brenda spent two years in the Civil Patrol, an Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. In 1958 she married the love of her life, Ronnie L Bell. In 1981 they moved to Green Forest, Arkansas where they owned and operated Ma Browns Blue Berry Farm and Antique Store. In 1984 they bought Crescent Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs. Brenda helped organize the Bed and Breakfast Cabin and Cottage Organization, serving as president for one term. She was past president of the Historic Preservation Society for 3 terms. She was also a Commissioner on the City Historic Commission for 3 terms and served as commissioner for Mayor Louise Berry’s Special Board of Review.

Brenda professed her faith in Jesus Christ in March 1989, was baptized in the Kings River, and joined the Faith Christian Family Church in October 1989. Brenda loved Eureka Springs, her family and friends with all her heart, and always tried to have a kind word and a smile for each saying, “I hope it may brighten their day”.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Saturday December 21, 2019 at Faith Christian Family Church in Eureka Springs with Pastor Chad Hill officiating. Memorial donations to Gideons International, Po Box 362, Berryville, Arkansas 72616 Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at