Larry L. Bell

June 9, 2014

Larry L. Bell 74, of Frankfort, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at I.U. Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN. Born March 14, 1940 in Orestes, Ind. to the late John Gibson & Ocie Opal (Jester) Bell. He married Judith Kay Henson on October 15, 1961 at the Eastside Christian Church and she passed on August 22, 2007. He married Marsha Sue (Price) Kanatzer on September 4, 2012 at the Eastside Christian Church and she survives. Mr. Bell lived in Alexandria, until 1956 and was a 1958 graduate of Frankfort High School. He worked for Smurfitt Stone Container for 43 ½ years. He also worked at Akards Mini Mart, Akards South Store, Clark Filling Station and Shopwright. He was a member of Kenosis Christian Church (formerly Eastside Christian Church). Larry was past Board of Directors for Indiana Christian Children’s Home, Ladoga, Ind., Missionary Committee for Eastside Christian Church and a Deacon and on Board at Eastside Christian Church. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking and tinkering with cars. Larry was a friendly person who never met a stranger.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home, 4094 E. 150th Ave., Oblong, IL 62449.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Cindy Morton of Lawrenceburg, IN, Leanna (Anthony) Ralbusky in Nicholasville, KY, 5 Stepchildren: Carolee (John) Houser of Delphi, Kenny (Sondra) Johns of Delphi, Kris (Brenda) Johns of Rossville, Kyle Kanatzer of Spiceland, Rebecca Kanatzer Greeno of Frankfort, 1 Sister: Donna McDavid, Favored Niece: Jackie (Mel) Jarrett, 4 Grandchildren, Samantha Seeger of Indianapolis, Steven Burt of Nicholasville, Gregory and Mitchell Morton of Lawrenceburg and a Great Granddaughter, Rachel Morton of Lawrenceburg, Larry and his wife shared an additional 14 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

a sister Sue McDavid.


16 Condolences for “Larry L. Bell”

  1. Tamey Root Sedwick June 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Cindy and Leanna,
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I just saw him a little over a month ago and as he always did, I got a smile, a hug and a how’s things going. Sending thoughts and prayers for comfort in this difficult time to you both.

    Tamey (Root) Sedwick

  2. Jenny Smith June 11, 2014 at 12:26 am

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked with Larry at Shopwright years ago. Couldn’t of asked for a nicer man. RIP Larry !!!!

  3. Brenda (Schoner) Pickering June 11, 2014 at 2:13 am

    RIP Larry! You were such a good Man!!! My sympathy to his wife and children!

  4. Paul and Amy Liebat June 11, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Cindy and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Lexey Marschke/Wheeler June 11, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Sue and Larry’s family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Larry, he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many!

  6. Rhonda Dunn June 11, 2014 at 4:58 am

    So sorry for your loss LeAnn and Steven. He will be greatly missed your in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mark Allen June 11, 2014 at 8:39 am

    RIP old friend, makes me think of your stories at Smurfitt, enjoy Heaven.

  8. Jami Pratt June 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Larry was such a nice guy! I worked with him at Akard’s and he was such a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  9. John Price June 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Just want to express my sincere sympathies on your recent loss. Rest assured you are all in my prayers! God bless you!

  10. Kathy Cottrell June 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Sue, this is Kathy from McDonalds, Marilyn Ferguson, your cousin is married to my cousin Roy. We are in Tennessee for the month of June so I won’t be able to visit but my thoughts & prayers are with you. I also heard you were in the hospital. I hope you do well. God bless.

  11. Cathy Skinner June 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Larry was a man who had a heart of gold. He was always offering a hand to help you. He was a strong Christian and was not afraid to tell you. He will be loved and missed by us and many more.
    In his service,

    Ken and Cathy Skinner

  12. Renee Osborne June 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I’m so sorry for the family. Larry was a very wonderful person.

  13. Patti (Crider) Henline June 12, 2014 at 2:48 am

    So sorry for your loss. Kenny and Sondra, if you need me please call. Love you guys

  14. Kimberly (Gibson) Sullivan June 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Leanne, Cindy and Family,
    No words can ever fill the pain in your heart. Know that you are thought of as you prepare to celebrate your dad’s life and all of the good he accomplished for God’s Kingdom. May your many memories, comfort you during this difficult time.

  15. Nina and Dianne (Camp) Rice June 18, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Cindy and Leanne,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.. Your dad was a wonderful man and good friend. I have wonderful memories of our two families doing things together when we were kids. Your dad always had a smile whenever I ran into around town and he was always asking after my mom.. Not getting the paper we didn’t hear about your dad’s passing until after the funeral or I would have been up there to see you both.. Mom and I send our prayers and condolences to you and your families.. God Bless. Nina Su and Dianne.

  16. Donnie and Debbie Baker June 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

    To family and friends of Mr. Bell, we are very sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a kind helpful man. He will be missed by everyone who ever met him.

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