Shirley Bell

Shirley Bell (Block)

February 4, 1930 - April 22, 2021
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    Monday, April 26th, 2021 | 9:30am
    Monday, April 26th, 2021 9:30am
    Virtual Funeral in Levinson's Chapel
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.


Donations are being accepted for:
American Stroke Foundation

6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 214, Overland Park, KS


Shirley Bell, nee Block, 91, Born February 4, 1930 in New York, New York died April 22, 2021 in Baltimore, of natural causes. Shirley Bell, daughter of the late Fannie and William Block and predeceased by husband Julius Bell, sisters Sylvia Kasten and Mary Kendall and son David, is survived by her son William, daughter, Elizabeth, son-in-law Paul Aumayr, daughter-in-law Rae Ann Bell, granddaughter Juliette, grandson-in-law Raf Seward, and grandson Joshua Bell.

Shirley was a graduate of Forest Park High School, and spent most of her adult life involved in local community theatres, including The Lord Mayor’s Players, The Spotlighters, Corner Theatre, The Vagabond Players, Cockpit in Court, and The Baltimore Playwrights’ Festival among many others.

She’d done acting, directing, costume design, and mainly publicity and for decades, was a fixture on the local theatre scene.

She also spent years working as a purchasing agent for former Maryland bank, Mercantile Bank and Trust.

A virtual funeral will be held on Monday April 26, 9:30 am. You can view the service on Levinson's website. There will not be a formal Shiva, but a luncheon for family will follow the service at the home of Elizabeth, 38 Second Avenue 21227.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Shirley to The American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202 or online at
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Ron Israel

Posted at 10:06am
Sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley Bell. I remember so well working with her and local theatre productions and events. Also sorry that I had not seen her in such a long time...

Nancy Scheer

Posted at 09:15pm
Beth and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. She had a full life. May your memories with her always be of comfort to you, now and always.

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