Belle Burnett Grill, 73, of Benjamin passed away peacefully at home. She had a zest for life and saw the beauty in all things.
An avid cowgirl, Belle spent lots of time helping her mom and dad on the ranch. She grew up and graduated high school in Knox City, played multiple musical instruments and sang in the choir. Music was a life-long interest. She graduated from Midwestern University where she met her husband of over 50 years, Benny Grill. Together they shared a passion for live music and outdoor adventures. Belle was an amazing mom, a creative cook and was always workingon new hobbies like painting and pottery.
Belle was a high school English, Art and Special Ed teacher for over 40 years. She loved Her students and found joy in One-Act Play, UIL competitions and many other extra-curricular activities. She always encouraged young people to be themselves and to follow their heart and dreams. When not involved in school activities, she could be found on the golf course with friends. Belle loved people and was always laughing.
Belle was preceded in death by her parents Juanita Ellis Burnett and Bobby Driver Burnett; brother Bobby D. Burnett; and nephew Nefro Rios Gonzales Jr.
She leaves behind her husband Benny Grill; daughters Kate Roesler and husband Alex and Diahndra Grill; two adored grandchildren Ben Jacob and Summer Roesler; sister and brothers-in-law Judy Burnett, Mary Kay and Mark Linn, Patsy Gonzales, Elizabeth Grill and Janie Miller; nieces and nephews Laura Burnett, Christine Burnett, Nikki Gonzales, Matt Linn and Micah Linn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Knox County Historical Commission, Noah Project of Abilene or Hospice of Wichita Falls.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice of Wichita Falls and Belle’s beloved caregiver Teresa Kuehler.
Graveside services were held Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.