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Jeffrey Bell

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PEORIA - Jeffrey J. "Bubba" Bell, 44, of Peoria passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1961, in Taylorville, Ill., to Robert E. and Mary F. Dunn Bell. He married Teri L. O'Brien on Oct. 7, 1989, at St. Thomas Church in Peoria Heights. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Taylorville; two sons, Nathan and Nicholas Bell, both at home; and one sister, Juli Bell of St. Louis, Mo.

He was sales manager at Coleman Printing in Peoria for 24 years.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Men's Club, Independent Sports Club, Bradley Braves Club and Old Timers Baseball Association.

He also was a member of the Bloomington Hearts and River City Rage Men's Manor Fast Pitch Softball Teams. He coached several youth teams in basketball and baseball.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent de Paul Church and one hour before the Mass at church. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to his children's education fund, c/o CEFCU, 4125 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 21, 2006
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