Carolyn Bell 1940-2021

Carolyn Bell 1940-2021

Carolyn Ruth Bell, 81, Holton, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Medicalodges Jackson County.

She was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Sabetha, the daughter of Walter and Alice Derr Fund. She graduated from Goff High School in 1958.

Mrs. Bell worked for Capper Publications in Topeka, Kansas State Bank in Holton and alongside husband Gary at Bell Graphics in Holton.

She was a member of Circleville Christian Church, Sunshine Club, Holton Business Women and Pilot Club.

She married Gary Lee Bell on July 9, 1960, in Goff. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lori Mellenbruch and husband Earl, Soldier; a son, Darren Bell and husband Arthur Gilkison, Denver, Colo.; sister, Mary Fund and husband Ed Reznicek, Goff; a brother, Arlie G. Fund, Delia; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Alice Fund; a son, Paul Bell; and a brother, Roger Fund. 

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Circleville Christian Church. Mrs. Bell will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton, where family will meet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be held in Barnes Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Circleville Christian Church or Holton Community Hospital Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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