Joe Bell

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Joe Neal Bell, age 82 and a resident of Warsaw, passed away January 3, 2019, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence Ky. Born Feb. 16, 1936, in Bedford Ky., he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Bell. Joe was also preceded in death by two sisters Linda Lail and Mary C. Perry
Joe served his country in the United States Navy and Navy Reserves for 8 years. He also worked as a computer programmer and system analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, now known as Anthem. He was a member of the Bedford Christian Church as well as a fifty plus year Member, and Past Master, of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 158. Joe was an avid sports fan and enjoyed horse racing, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kentucky Wildcats and Golf. Also, early in his life, Joe helped his parents publish the Trimble County Democrat newspaper for many years. He is survived by his wife, of 61 years, June Lynn Suter Bell of Warsaw; one son: Brent Suter Bell (wife Diane) of Marietta Georgia; one daughter: Shannon Butcher of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren: Caleb Butcher of Chicago, Brea Butcher of Plantation Florida, Gabrielle and Grace Bell both of Marietta Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, at the Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Bro. Darrell Maines officiating. Burial followed in the Warsaw Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Gallatin County EMS.
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Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home - Warsaw
108 E Main St.
Warsaw, KY 41095
(859) 567-2621
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Published in The Trimble Banner on Jan. 10, 2019
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