Bella, Shirley B.

Mrs. Shirley Beth Bella, 92, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.She was born November 19, 1925 in Monmouth, Illinois the daughter of Roy I. and Doris Genevieve White Peterson. She married Peter Joseph Bella on September 4, 1961. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Ann Moore of Winter Haven, Florida and Linda Ruth (Thomas) Sailer of Knoxville, Tennessee; her sister, Rosemary Brotherton of Galesburg; three nieces, Deanne Tupcienko of Houston, Texas, Teri (Lee) Malone of Deer Park, Texas and Vicki (Bob) Johnson of Peoria, Illinois; her grandson, Darrell Moore of Haines City, Florida; two great granddaughters; two great great granddaughters and two great nephews, Robbie (Traci) Cupps of Houston, Texas and Brent (Chloe) White of Seabrook, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, her brother, Robert Edward Peterson, her sister, Maryan and her son-in-law, Robert E. Moore.

Shirley had worked for Century 21 and Dairy Mart. She also had worked as a housekeeper. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1942. She enjoyed reading.

Shirley’s wishes were to be cremated. No services are planned. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at