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EL DORADO TIMES, 26 April 2000
Obituary of LOUIS J. BELL
Louis J. Bell, 71, of Flat Rock, Ill., formerly of Wichita and El Dorado, died at 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2000 after an extended illness. Services were Saturday, April 22, at Flat Rock. Interment was in the Jones Cemetery in rural Flat Rock.

He was born Feb. 13, 1929 in Osborne to Willick Vaughn and Lillie (Gordon) Bell. He served 42 years in the U.S. Army prior to his retirement in 1989. He served in the Army Reserves in Wichita prior to moving to El Dorado. He married Laura Treadway Simon on May 26, 1978 in Wichita. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children from a previous marriage, Patricia Johnston of Cabot, Ark., Barbara Daume of Derby, Richard Bell of Tacoma, Wash. and Michael Bell of Derby; five step children, Margaret White of Robinson, Debra  Hodgens of El Dorado, Gloria Swayze of El Dorado, Tine Gray of Lawrenceville and Harold K. Bachelor of Robinson; an adopted son, Brandon James Bell of Flat Rock; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Eugene Bell and Charles Edward Bell, both of Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Herb Bell; and his granddaughter, Angel Gray.

A memorial has been established for the Bee Branch Church in Flat Rock. Contributions may be sent in care of Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading

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