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Kenneth L. BellPassing: May 7, 2020

Service:

Fairview Cemetery

Graveside Service

Monday, May 11th

Visitation:

No Visitaton

Cemetery:

Fairview Cemetery

Monday, May 11th

MITCHELL – Kenneth L. Bell, 87, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born September 12, 1932, in Orleans, he was the son of Howard Leon and Ruth (Lynton) Baylor.  He married Faye Irene Allen January 31,1953.

Kenneth was a bus driver for Mitchell Community Schools for 29 years and retired from Hatfield Elementary School with 40 years of service.   Kenneth loved his job and enjoyed the kids.  He attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.  Kenneth was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving
wife,
Faye Bell of Mitchell
grandchildren,
Tessa (Cory) Mikels of Bedford
Daniel (Jennifer) Bell of Bedford
great grandchildren,
D. J. Randolph, Mason Gaines, and Kendal Spires
step great grandchildren,
Jayce Mikels and Kyler Mikels
siblings,
Larry (Roseanne) Bell of Mitchell
Emma James of Orleans

His parents; son, Danny Bell; and siblings, Sylvia Watterson, Betty Hackler, Linda Bell, Elizabeth Bell, Hazel Smith, Wanda Foster, and infant Wayne Bell, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be Monday, May 11, at Fairview Cemetery with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sonja Mills | http://Mitchell , in
    Date: May 12, 2020
    So sorry for ur loss
  2. Guest: Marlene Howell | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 11, 2020
    I worked with Kenny for over 30 years, and I enjoyed his friendship so much. He was a great friend. Faye, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family, Marlene and Jim Howell
  3. Guest: Phil Storm | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: May 11, 2020
    Kenny Bell was a co-worker but more importantly a good friend. He took care of Hatfield Elementary School like it was his own home. He was extremely popular with both the staff and students. The things I remember with a smile: I could find Kenny first thing in the morning at Hatfield by stopping anywhere in the building and listening, he was always humming or singing Kenny would get to work early, like at 4:30 a.m. so he wouldn't disturb a teacher if he needed to work inside a room to fix something Kenny liked to take a picture with teachers when they were pregnant to compare stomach size Kenny and I met every morning to review the day, upcoming events, and generally talk about whatever came to mind; I enjoyed that time daily He liked to call me "Chief"; the kids often times mixed us up and called me Mr. Bell (I was the principal at that time) He loved lunch time or anytime when he could be around the students All who knew Kenny Bell, especially the Hatfield family will miss him.
  4. Guest: Karen and Terry Sorrells | http://Bedford , In.
    Date: May 10, 2020
    Danny and Tessa so sorry for your loss!
  5. Guest: Sandy Michael | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2020
    Kenny was so wonderful to work with. He cooperated with me to include a sand table for a developmentally appropriate experience for my Kindergarten class for several years. Loved having him drive us on many local field trips. I'm blessed that I got to visit with Faye and him just before the stay in place started. Sorry for your loss. God bless.
  6. Guest: Connie (Clements) Jentes | http://Woodlawn, TN
    Date: May 9, 2020
    My thoughts & prayers are with all of the members of the Bell family. So many wonderful & happy memories of sharing time together. Generations of Bell's & Clements' - what an amazing legacy we have❣❣
  7. Guest: ROBERTA A HENDERSON | http://MITCHELL
    Date: May 9, 2020
    Larry, so sorry to hear of the loss of Kenny. I know he will be missed. May God give you comfort and strength during this time. I know that Faye will be missing him very much as well. Praying for all of you at this time.
  8. Guest: Linda Gass | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2020
    Kenny was one of the first persons to greet me at Hatfield when I joined the staff in 1976. He helped me clean out my room, set it up the way I wanted it, and got me started on a wonderful journey. He was the heart of Hatfield, always there to check in with us, help the kids, and offer advice on many topics. He loved the kids, and was fascinated with how they were taught. Through Thanksgiving celebrations, Indian villages in the library, field day Olympics, field trips, clean ups, dressing up as Santa Claus, and a thousand other ways, he kept and immaculate building in which Mitchell’s kids could learn. Hope there are plenty of Krispy Kreme’s in Heaven for you, friend. Rest In Peace.
  9. Guest: Elizabeth (Betsy) Stephens | http://Mitchell
    Date: May 8, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kenny Bell's passing. He truly was the nicest guy, and will be so missed. I remember many times sitting with him in the school office before school talking and I always looked forward to our conversations. Thinking of his family and loved one's during this time. <3
  10. Guest: Brenda Mckain | http://Brownstown, Ind
    Date: May 8, 2020
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patients are all so sorry for your loss.
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