Karen Bell, age 63 of Fleetwood, N.C. passed away on May 11, 2018.

She was born to the late Thomas and Helen Bell in Raleigh, N.C. Karen graduated with a bachelors degree from East Carolina University and a masters degree from Georgia State University. She taught Special Education in Georgia for more than 30 years. She was also a talented artist and loved the North Carolina mountains. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband John Wieland, son Benjamin, daughter Abigail, brother Thomas Bell of Raleigh, N.C., and sister Janet Bell Cantrelle of Atlanta, Ga. Karen was a longtime supporter of the Special Olympics, and memorials may be made to the Special Olympics. Special thanks to Deerfield Ridge, Watauga Medical Center, and the amazing people at Medi Home Health & Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the Bell family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bell family.

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