Patricia Lee Bell Humphrey

April 15, 1930April 8, 2018

Patricia Lee Bell Humphrey, 87, of Columbus died 4:09 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky April 15, 1930, the daughter of Theron L. and Gypsie Tolbert Bell. She married Rev. Donald C. Humphrey in LaGrange, Kentucky August 5, 1955; he survives. She was a graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY in 1952 with a B.A. degree in music. She was a substitute teacher in Bunker Hill, Indiana, but mainly she was a devoted Pastor’s wife for eighteen different churches, she was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus. She was a member of American Baptist Women; she had been a choir director and was a member of the board of Edna Martin Christian Center. She loved to read, travel, sew, bake and listen to music. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Donald C. Humphrey of Columbus; daughter, Connie J. Humphrey of McAllen, TX; son, Donald R. Humphrey of Indianapolis; brothers, Paul Ray (Bonnie) Bell of Louisville, KY and Roy A. (Marylou) Bell of LaGrange, KY; sister, Jean (Dorsa) Shockey of La Grange, KY; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor David Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday to service time at the church. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church or Edna Martin Christian Center. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is handling arrangements.


  • Rev. Donald C. Humphrey, Husband
  • Connie J. Humphrey, Daughter
  • Donald R. Humphrey, Son
  • Paul Ray (Bonnie) Bell, Brother
  • Roy A. (Marylou) Bell, Brother
  • Jean (Dorsa) Shockey, Sister
  • Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

  • Memorial Baptist Church
  • Edna Martin Christian Center


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, April 14, 2018

Patricia Lee Bell Humphrey

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Gwen Fowler

April 10, 2018

Memories of the many nights we sat around your dinning room table playing games at Chaplain school Brooklyn NY.
Consulting with the wigi board where our next assignment would be. Donnie and Tony running through the houses playing and enjoying being little boys. It was a fun year.
Enjoyed getting to visit with you while I was visiting the Millers last year.

Brenda Gordon (Hatfield)

April 10, 2018

I want to give our condolences. Uncle Don and Aunt Pat were sweet and loving. Although I didn't get to see them as often as I would have liked I want you to know that a special place for her is in my heart. Good bless you all.
Love your niece Brenda