Norman Bell, 81

Norman Bell, 81, of Wabash, died at 12 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. He was born Sept. 25, 1938, in McCreary County, Ky., to Elmer and Lillie (Dobbs) Bell.

Norman married Barbara J. King in Jamestown, Tenn., on Jan. 25, 1957. He worked at Chrysler in Kokomo, retiring after 20 years. Norman was a member of the Wabash First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, collecting arrowheads, and attending his grandkids sporting events and activities. 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Bell, two children, Terry Bell and Tammy (Dan) Ford, all of Wabash; five grandchildren, Brooke Bell and Brad Bell, both of Wabash, Casey (Bobby) Biel of McCordsville, Kristyn Ford and and Katie Ford, both of Wabash; and five great-grandchildren, Bryant Boggs, Bryleigh Boggs, and Kayden Bell, all of Wabash, Austin Biel and Tyler Biel, both of McCordsville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Randall Norman Bell, and three brothers, Tony Bell, Donald Bell, and Ervin Bell.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St., Wabash, with Pastors John Cook and Nathan Whybrew officiating.  Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was Monday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Athletic Department girls tennis, swim and dive team, and boys basketball.

The memorial guest book for Norman may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Feb 10