Jeffrey Bell wrote,

My wife, Kathie, passed away on July 9, 2019 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Last autumn Kathie had a wonderful visit with May B. Taylor Hollis and Jessie Thompson Krusen, her Wellesley roommates sophomore year. May B. will be submitting a remembrance to the Alumnae Office.

May B Hollis <> wrote:

Kathie Manly Bell died on July 9, 2019, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.  Kathie, who followed her mother to Wellesley, was from Raleigh, North Carolina. Sophomore year she roomed with Jessie Thompson Krusen  (whose mother also went to Wellesley) from Richmond, Virginia, and May B. Taylor Hollis from Atlanta, Georgia. Their room in the Crow’s Nest in Severance was known as the “Southern Triple”.  When confronted with a decision to study or play, Kathie always said, “It’s the good times you’ll remember!” and never have three young ladies had so much fun. Sadly, Kathie transferred to the University of North Carolina her junior year but always kept up with her friends at Wellesley.  She even attended our graduation. Her graciousness, style, and vibrancy will be missed by many.