OBITUARY

George Melvin Bell

June 11, 1925March 22, 2013

Bell, George Melvin, was born June 11, 1925 and passed away March 22, 2013. Since 1952 he was the owner of G & L Garages, which he owned with his wife Carol, who worked with him as bookkeeper until her death in 2011. George and Carol were married for 62 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Adah Bell; wife, Carol; infant son, Martin; sisters, Jessie and Viola and brothers, Lee and Don. George was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving six years in the U.S. Navy and an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by sisters, Marge Ambler, Thelma VanSchoiack and Velma Seiver; sons, Steve Bell of California and Jeff (Ruth) Bell of Clearwater, KS; daughter, Georgann (Steve) McDonald of Fairway, KS; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 4:00-6:00 PM Friday March 29th and Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, both at Resthaven Mortuary with a graveside service with U.S. Navy Honors following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wichita Children’s Home, attention Sarah Robinson, 810 N. Holyoke, Wichita, KS 67208.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2013
REMEMBERING

George Melvin Bell

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R. Smith

March 31, 2013

I remember going to his shop with my mom to pickup our car...G&L was one of my good childhood memories. Thanks George.

March 31, 2013

We only met Uncle George a few times but he always left a lasting impression.
It was fascinating to listen to his stories: the things he did in life were amazing, and always with such good humor. We are very sorry we didn't have the chance to known him longer. Lee & Dawn Stutzman (Olathe KS)

Ken Kretzschmar

March 30, 2013

All I can add is that George taught me to always do things right. The way you do your job, the way you treat people, if there is a good, better, or best way, George would always do the best.

Karen Collins

March 30, 2013

Bell Family, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many many years since I with my Mom Velma visited you all. I still remember the stories of how much Uncle George loved to fish. I now live in LA. and enjoy bass fishing here..God Bless, Karen Collins (Platt)

March 30, 2013

I have the fondest memories of uncle George when I was a young girl!
he visited many weekends with my mom Jessie his sister.
God,s blessings and hugs to all.

March 30, 2013

Bell Family: I'm so sorry to hear about George. Although we had no contact in the last several years I still remember George and Carol as two of the nicest and fun people in growing up as their nephew. I will always remember the family Sunday picnics we attended in Wichita. God Bless George and Carol. Jim Hoover (McMurray, Pa.)

Jackie Smith

March 29, 2013

I remember Uncle George fondly from when I was a small child. We'd visit our family in Wichita and Uncle George would come home for lunch driving a different car every day. I thought he must be very wealthy. Of course, he was actually testing cars that had been worked on in the shop. As I got older, I grew to appreciate and admire the solid, hard-working family man that he was. Uncle George was the very definition of a "good man." He and Carol had a long loving relationship and a wonderful family. They will both be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to Georgeann and family.

Cathy Ambler

March 29, 2013

Georgann and family,
Allen and I are so sorry we cannot make the service for your father. Allen has fond memories of visiting with your dad about - guess what! Cars! Hugs to you from both of us.

Norma Gheen

March 28, 2013

George and Carol Bell were my like my other set of parents. Growing up, it seems like I spent most of my time in their home hanging out with Georgann. Both were such kind, loving people.

Georgann and Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Hadley

March 28, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. I only met him a few times, but he was always such a nice man. Treasure the memories.