William P Bell

June 12, 1916December 1, 2011

William P. “Billy” Bell, 95, of Clearfield, PA passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Clearfield Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1916 in Grampian, Penn Township, PA, the son of Percy A. and Mildred (Helper) Bell Anderson.

Mr. Bell had retired from The Progress as a carrier and various farm jobs and all types of yard work.

He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Clearfield and a past member of the West Branch Meeting Religious Society of Friends, Grampian.

Mr. Bell was a member of the former Penn Grange, Grampian and the Republican Party.

He is survived by a sister, Edith E. Merle of Clearfield and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Oscar G. Anderson and two brothers; Charles G. Bell and Boyd O. Anderson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Clearfield at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Robert Way officiating. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received at St John Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1454, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield.

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  • Visitation Saturday, December 3, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Martin Farwell

December 3, 2011

Edith and Family:
We offer you our condolences. Mr. Billy was a fine man, and I have many fond memories of him, beginning in my childhood, when he would come to the Memorial Day observances in Grampian. He was always there. He will be remembered for his patriotism and hard work. May he find rest in our Saviour's everlasting arms.

Martin W. and Robin D. Farwell
Pauline, SC

St. John Lutheran Church

December 2, 2011

On behalf of Billy's brothers and sisters in Christ, here at St. John, we want to send our condolences to Billy's family. Losing a loved one even when they have reached those mid and upper 90's is still losing a loved one. We share your loss. However, we also celebrate Billy's life in eternity, a life without restrictions or pain, a life full of the love of God and friends, and a life which will continue with us when we too reach the kingdom and the place prepared for us. May the coming holidays, bring you joy in knowing that the child born in a manger, is the same one who was crucified for our salvation. Rest in that assurance.