Wilbur Dean Bell

Birth:Thursday, February 15, 1923
Barton Co, Kansas
Death:Monday, October 7, 2013
Reno Co, Kansas
Obit:Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Barton Co, Kansas

Wilbur Dean Bell, 90, died October 7, 2013 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born February 15, 1923 at Great Bend, he was the son of George W. and Alma (Fesser) Bell. Mr. Bell was a lifetime Great Bend resident. On June 27, 1946, he married Mae Alice Marie Panzer at Great Bend. She died January 10, 1976. He was an appliance serviceman for Sears and Roebuck for thirty years.

Mr. Bell was a member of First Christian Church and American Legion. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie M. Kerns and her husband Kenneth of Great Bend, and Jana Lilly and her husband Henry of Wichita, and one son, Steve Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one sister; Patricia Shadix of Shawnee, Oklahoma; three granddaughters: Jaime Brown, Rhonda Weingrad, and Courtney Smith; and five great-grandchildren: Ashley Weingrad, Autumn Weingrad, Jalen Brown, Jhani Brown, and Colin Ossman. He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Bell Reeves.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Elder Care or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Source: Bryant Funeral Home

Wilbur Dean Bell

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