Eileen Bell Stover
A great Christian friend to my mother, my dad's second cousin. (That's her notes on the photo.) Our families 'discovered' each other in Michigan YEARS ago! My grandpa Rentz's side had moved from Montoursville, PA to Delaware to Detroit in the early 1900's. The Holmes family had about the same time. They all are descendants of the Millers, whom I know no more than my ggrandmother was Etta Miller Rentz and Eileen's family came from Mae Miller Holmes. In a conversation it came up with a mutual friend that he know a family that had moved from Montoursville too- did he (my grandpa) know ... YES, that's my mother's sister!
Eileen's son, Rob Bell Sr., became a lawyer then a judge. He lived with my grandma on my mom's side- my grandma just loved Rob. Rob's son Rob Jr. is pastor of the Mar's Hill Church in western Michigan and is a well known author and does very insightful short film series called nooma videos (www.nooma.com/). Great to see how Eileen's children have followed in her path of love for God. Eileen passed away in 2007, my mom in 1982.
PS: Recently Rob's views on hell have caused a controversy. I don't share those views.