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Russell L. Bell

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MARENGO - Bell, Russell L., 88, died January 5, 2014 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1925 in Marengo, to the late Harry and Iona (Harris) Bell. He is also preceded in death by his first wife Margie (Crecelius) Bell. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 84 Marengo, an employee of BF Goodrich for 38 years, a member of Marengo Christian Church, and a former member of Wesley Chapel in New Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Bell; daughter, Rita Newlin Blevins; stepdaughter, Lisa Bell; grandchildren, Rick Newlin and Roni Montgomery (David); stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Katie Pickerill and Christina Grimes; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Dylan, and Colin; and brother, Floyd Bell.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His funeral service will be 10 am Thursday at the Kraft Funeral Chapel with private burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN 47150.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 7, 2014
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