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Jean Bell

October 17, 1950 April 30, 2019
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Obituary for Jean Bell

Jean Bell, age 68 of Boone, passed away at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

A Funeral Service will be Monday, May 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church with Reverend Dan Solomon officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Park Cemetery.

Jean “Jeannie” Katherine (Lich) Bell, was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on October 17, 1950, the daughter of Harold and Norma Jean (McIntosh) Lich. She graduated from High School in 1968. On April 1, 1972, Jeannie married Archie Bell Jr. in Blair, Nebraska.

Jeannie was a homemaker and caregiver for her family and she helped with the family business, AB Salvage, in Boone. She attended Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading books and watching TV with her son, Ashley. Over the years, she loved playing games with her grandchildren, hosting sleep overs, swimming pool parties, birthday parties, and viewing many of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Jeannie dearly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Cody John Murphy and a sister-in-law, Janet Lich.

Jeannie is survived by her husband, Archie Jr.; children, Archie Bell III and wife, Melissa, of Boone, Adam Bell and wife, Sarah, of Boone, Ashley Bell of Boone, Amanda Uhlenhopp and husband, Jeffrey, of Belmond, Iowa and Angela Rose Elgert and husband, Darrel, of Dannenbrog, Nebraska; ten grandchildren, Desiree Gustafson, Krystyna Murphy, Amber Murphy, Alaina McBride, Evelyn Bell, Archie Bell IV, Emmalee Bell, Baily Bell, Olivia Bell and Katherine Uhlenhopp; four siblings, Judy Smith of Osceola, Iowa, Jackie Barker and husband, Cliff, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Randy Lich and wife, Phyllis, of Belmond, Iowa and Lynette Mossman and husband, Jeff, of Dows, Iowa and many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 until 4 p.m., where the family will be present. On Monday, friends may call at the Church from 10 am until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jeannie’s name, may be directed to the family.

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2:00 PM 5/5/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/5/2019 4:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

The family will be present at this time.

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 5/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Augustana Lutheran Church

309 S Greene St
Boone, IA 50036

Visitation will be held from 10 am until the service.

Augustana Lutheran Church
309 S Greene St Boone 50036 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Linwood Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

609 Forrest Ave
Boone, IA 50036

609 Forrest Ave Boone 50036 IA
United States

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