Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, August 2, 2000.

James Loren Bell

James Loren Bell, 84, died July 28, 2000, at Hilltop Manor, Cunningham.

He was born August 22, 1915, at Afton, Oklahoma, the son of John Franklin and Maude Belle (Angell) Bell. A resident of Nashville for 36 years, moving from the Union Chapel community, he was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to First Christian Church, Medicine Lodge, was a 4-H leader, an Eagle Scout board member and served on the Union Chapel Church board.

On April 25, 1942, he married Fern Hazel Funk at Medicine Lodge. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Lawrence Bell, Medicine Lodge and David Bell, Isabel; a daughter, Rita M. Kimball, Medicine Lodge; a sister, Mary Hommertzheim, Medicine Lodge; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Faye Bell; six brothers, Dick, Charles, Elmer, Harley, Oliver and an infant, Franklin; four sisters, Ella Howell, Florence Moomau, Margie Reed and Pearl DeMore; and a grandson, Michael Duane Kimball.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 2000, at First Christian Church, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Tom Walters presiding. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, in care of Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.


Wilbur Waldron "Jimmy" Angell

Mary Hommertzheim, sister of James Loren Bell.

Dennis L. Reed, nephew of James Loren Bell.





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