Elmer Carl Bell

Elmer Carl Bell

Elmer Carl Bell, 82, Sullivan, passed away on Sept. 7, 2021, at Regional

Hospital, Terre Haute.

He was born on April 8, 1939, in Sullivan County, to Charles Sr. and

Flossie (Daugherty) Bell. Elmer had served in the Air Force during the

Vietnam War as a Corpsman in the Chanute Air Force Base Hospital,

Rantoul, Ill., and had worked in Sullivan for Mary Sherman Hospital,

Huff Furnace & Pump, Tindall’s and had owned and operated Bell’s

Appliance Repair. Elmer was a member of the Evangelical Methodist


He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Bell

Jr.; an infant brother. Jerry; and one stepdaughter, Penny (Hill)

Trimble Martin.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Janet (Yager) Bell, whom he

married March 17, 1979; two sons, Carl Wayne (and Karen) Bell,

Decatur, Ga., and Ronald Joe (and Tammy) Bell, Sullivan; two

stepdaughters, Janet (and Larry) Gerken, Findlay, Ohio, and Maggie

(and Eric) Piel, Sullivan; two granddaughters, Ashley (and Logan)

Arnett, Sullivan, and Morgan Bell, Sullivan; seven stepgrandchildren;

one great-grandson; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby

Cullison, Dugger; Norma (and Ken) Howard, Dodge Center, Minnesota;

LaDonna Kay LaFollette, Sullivan, and Carolyn (and Steve) Dunder,

Sullivan; one brother, John Bell, Carlisle; and other relatives.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Johnson Cemetery,

north of Graysville, with Pastor Mark Bailey officiating. Military

services will be given by the Sullivan County Honor Guard. Holmes

Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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