Vernon E. Bell


Vernon Eugene Bell, 94, of Roachdale, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Mill Pond Health Campus. He was born on February 1, 1925 in Roachdale to the late Dode and Bertha (Myers) Bell-Morphew. On April 26, 1946 in Greencastle he married Ruth E. (Riddle) Bell. She preceded him in death on October 2, 1990.

Vernon worked in various capacities throughout his life, including farming, carpentry, factories, Putnam County Highway Department, but was mostly known as a real handyman. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, any outside actives, watching sports, even playing baseball at a younger age. He also enjoyed telling a good story. He resided in the same home in New Maysville for over seventy years where we was known affectionally as the Mayor of New Maysville.

He is survived by his six children; Jerry Bell, Roachdale, Jim (Lorrie) Bell, Franklin, IN, Nancy (Mike) Sasher, Glenwood, IN, Donna (Walt) Jenkins, Crawfordsville, Barbara (Daniel) Boller, Roachdale, and Vernon (Sandie) Bell, Jr, Roachdale, grandchildren; Jason, Cole, Rachyl, Michael Jr, Scott, Tammy, Krista, Kelly, Kari, Ryan, Dustin, Alisha, many great and great great grandchildren, one sibling Wayne Bell, Waveland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, granddaughter; April Mulry, Siblings, Harry Howard, Maynard, Arzola, Lucille, Ralph, and Step-Father Claude Morphew.

Funeral Service will be held 2:00PM, Friday, November 1, at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home 102 E. Washington St. Roachdale, IN 46172 with Chaplain Mike Pringle officiating. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends may gather for a time of visitation on Friday, November 1, from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the funeral home.

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2 thoughts on “Vernon E. Bell

  • Dixie Lutes

    May you Rest In Peace, my Dear Sweet Uncle Vernon. I love you so very much and am glad you are not suffering. I will look forward to seeing you again some day❤️

  • Brian & Darla Poynter

    My wife and I have both known Vernon all our lives! Loved him greatly! He was always good for teaching you about the history of Newmaysville! Or getting some sweet corn off of!