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Friday, February 26th, 2010
James Richard Bell
James Richard "Dick" Bell, 89, 625 Ash St., Celina, died at 9:15 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010, at The Gardens at Celina.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Union City, to James Ivan and Verla Reigel Bell. On Sept. 21, 1940, he married Wavelene Hittle, who died in 2005.
Also surviving are two sons, James Scott (Elvie) Bell, San Jose, Calif., and Steve Allen (Shirley) Bell, Celina; a daughter, Connie Knapke, Celina; a sister, Betty Gridley, Brookville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Maxine Ayres; and two grandchildren.
He was co-owner of the former Bell and Horn Appliance Store, Celina. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, Celina American Legion, Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans association and had served in the Army during World War II.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kim Miller officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the church.
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