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John Bell

1958 — July 9, 2022

JOHN RAY BELL John Ray Bell, 64, Centralia, MO passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics surrounded by his family. He was born March 24, 1958, in Crocker, MO the son of the late Ray and Alberta (Verschuren) Bell. John spent most of his younger life in Columbia, MO where he met his wife, Charlotte. On January 3, 1979, he was united in marriage to Charlotte (Kiplinger) Bell. In addition to his wife Charlotte, of 43 years, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by four children John Bell, II of Centralia, MO, Diane Kiplinger of Centralia, MO, Gerald Bell of Centralia, MO, Jason and TyAnn Bell of Columbia, MO; six grandchildren Danielle and Brady Dopler, Eric Moore, Brooklyn Moore, Erin Moore and Ayden Bell; two sisters Jeannie and Paula; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, two brothers Raymond Bell and Roger Verschuren preceded him in death. John enjoyed classic trucks and BBQ. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed making others laugh. John will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the John Bell Memorial Fund, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at

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