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Holmes Irving Bell


Holmes Irving Bell, 83, of Quincy, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Logan Acres.

He was born in Quincy on Sept. 1, 1929, a son of the late Russell Holmes and Florence Ward Bell.

On April 28, 1951, he married the former Evelyn Louise Evans in Pasco and she died March 30, 2009. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Bell, Vera Wood and Estelle Everingham.

Survivors include four sons, Keith (Bonnie) Bell and Randy (Stacey) Bell, both of Bellefontaine, Chuck (Paula) Bell of Quincy and Mike (Diane) Bell of Amesbury, Mass.; two brothers, Ronald (Marguerite) Bell of Quincy and Norman (Irene) Bell of Benson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

A 1947 graduate of Quincy High School, he was a life long resident of Miami Township, where he farmed. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he attained the rank of sergeant.

He was a member of the Quincy United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, Logan County Farm Bureau, Chapter 6 of International Harvester Collectors, and at one time served as a director of the Production Credit Association.

Pastor Frank James officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Quincy, with military honors by the Logan County Honor Guard.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Quincy United Methodist Church.

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