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Ronnie "Joe" Bell

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Ronnie "Joe" Bell Obituary
Ronnie "Joe" Bell

Otterbein - Ronnie "Joe" Bell, 62, of Otterbein, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 9, 2018, with his wife & children by his side; after a courageous & valiant battle with cancer. He was born, February 20, 1956, in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Henry Bell Sr. & Leva Louise (Criswell) Bell. He married, Carol (Dalton) Bell, August 25, 1989, in Boswell; she survives. He was a 1974 graduate of Benton Central High School. He had worked at Fairfield, for 38 years; retiring in 2015. He was a member of the Old Fashioned Baptist Church of Independence. Joe enjoyed motorcycles, restoring old cars, going to his church and serving his Lord with his church family. He loved to watch The Walton's with his dog, Buddy; who was always by his side. Joe enjoyed going to McDonald's every morning and visiting his friends whom he called "The Breakfast Club". Joe was an amazing husband, wonderful Dad & great Papaw to all his Grandchildren. He was known as "JoJo" to all his siblings. Just remember as Joe always said "EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT".

Surviving with his Loving Wife, Carol Bell; who will greatly miss him after over 30 years together, are their 6 Children, Amy Allmon (Husband, John), Carrie Vessels (Husband, Joe), Brandon Bell (Wife, Aimee), Heather Maxson (Husband, Ben), Jody Bell (Life Partner, Keith Burton) & Brittany Bell (Companion, Cody Adams), 22 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, 7 Brothers & Sisters, Shanda Sallee (Husband, Richard), Donny Bell (Companion, Juanita), Patty Miller (Husband, Daryl), Wanda Dutton (Husband, Bob), Vickey Buskirk (Companion, Robert Reid), Henry Bell Jr. (Wife, Melody) & Kathy Allen (Husband, Perry) & Several Nieces & Nephews. He is preceded in death by a Son, Jeremy Bell & Sister, Linda Campbell.

Visitation to Celebrate Joe's Life will be, Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 4-8 PM, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 405 E. Oxford St., Otterbein, IN. Funeral Celebration, for a Life Well Lived, will be at 11 AM, Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Old Fashion United Baptist Church of Independence, 7958 E. Independence Rd., Attica, IN, with Joe Whitehead, Henry Bell, Jr. & Ronny Geyer officiating. Burial will be at Boswell Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Shoemaker Funeral Home; to assist the Family with expenses. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein, is assisting Joe's Family. Visit Shoemaker Funeral Home- Otterbein, Indiana Facebook page or to make a donation, leave any condolences or to share a memory of Joe.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 12, 2018
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