November 20, 2019
David Allen Bell, 74
David Allen Bell, age 74, of Lenox passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at his home.
David was born on January 28, 1945 in Worth County, Mo. to William E. Bell and Ora Alice (Zollman) Bell. The family moved to farm near Blockton, Iowa in 1947. David graduated from Bedford Community High School in 1963. After graduation, he attended AIB Business College in Des Moines, Iowa. David then joined the United States Army and served from 1965 to 1967. After being discharged, he went to work for Barker Implement in Lenox. David also farmed near Lenox until he lost his eyesight – especially enjoying his green farm machinery.
David was united in marriage to Patty Brammer on February 10, 1968, and to this union, a daughter, Theresa was born. After his eyesight failed, David became very accomplished in woodworking and various craft projects. Over the last couple of years, David’s special friend, Jane Sanburn, became a big part of his life – working on crafts and keeping each other company. David and Jane thoroughly enjoyed all of their time spent with their many friends and family during their many “break times” at David’s house – or anywhere they may be!
Left to cherish his memory of a wonderful grandpa, brother, and friend, is a granddaughter, Cassidi and husband, Aaron Turlock of Lenox; two sisters, Maureen Carpenter and Mary Kay and husband David Loutzenhiser; several cousins, nieces, and a nephew; and many, many good friends.
Preceding David in death is Patty (2016), his daughter, Theresa (2016), special friend, Jane Sanburn (2019); and his parents William E. Bell and Ora Bell.
The family of David would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of his friends from all over who have supported and helped David throughout his life.
Although David will be greatly missed, his memory will live on in our hearts forever.