Lillian Marie Hall was born on October 12, 1905, marrying Leslie “Kelly” Fell in February 1927. Lillian worked as a bookkeeper at Peters Motor Company in DeWitt. Volunteering was always part of Lillian’s life. She volunteered for bloodmobiles, Pierian Club, and served Noon Lion Luncheons for the many years. As a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lillian gave her time and her money to support the church.
Lillian Fell was philanthropic, telling a banker in DeWitt ” If you don’t have a foundation in DeWitt, then start one!” The bank did start a foundation with money from Lillian Fell. Thus, the DeWitt Area Community Foundation began in 1987 and has continued to fund many projects for the community.
The Lillian Fell Scholarship will be chosen from applications from all other scholarships.