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)
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.