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Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church
Wednesday January 5th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church
Wednesday January 5th, 2022
1:00pm

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Kenneth C. Bell

Kenneth C. Bell “family man and farmer”

CERES, Pa.---Kenneth C. “Ken” Bell, 72, of Ceres, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y.
Born on Tuesday, February 15, 1949, in Olean, he was a son of Calvin G. and Ruth M. Thompson Bell. On October 23, 1971, in Portville, N.Y., he married Kayleen “Kay” S. Holmberg, who survives. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Ken was a 1967 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. After graduation, Ken worked on the family farm. He was a lifelong farmer, owning and operating 4-D Acres Farm. Ken also worked for Taylor-Armstrong in Eldred and was also a truck driver for Tor-View Farms in Coneville, Scott Brothers, and for Stroehmann’s in Olean.
Ken was a founding member and a deacon of Grace Bible Church (now Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church) in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed hunting. His life was his devotion to the Lord and his family, especially his grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years; four children, Debra S. (Brian) Harley of Harleysville, Pastor Daniel J. (Shay) Bell of Forked River, NJ, Douglas C. (Meagan) Bell of Shinglehouse, and Denise M. Bell of Ceres; seventeen grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandchild to be born in May; two sisters, Carol Taylor of Shinglehouse and Gertrude Trimble of Oswayo; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by two brothers, Bernie Haynes and infant Calvin Bell; and a sister, June Huston.
Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with his son, Pastor Daniel J. Bell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Browns Mills, NJ, along with his Pastor, Phil Seely, of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Ken’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ken, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.




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Kay and family thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time

sue parks Jan 5 2022 10:03 AM

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Ken was a kind and caring man. He will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Beth Bell Jan 5 2022 9:53 AM

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Ken was a kind and caring man. He will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Beth Bell Jan 5 2022 9:49 AM

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Ken was such a kind and caring person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Beth Bell Jan 5 2022 9:47 AM

To all the Bell family. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathies.

Francis E Champury Jr Jan 4 2022 7:22 PM

To all the Bell family. My sincere and heartfelt sympathies.

Francis E Champury Jr Jan 4 2022 7:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Bell

Keith and Pam Learn Jan 4 2022 12:23 PM

I had the privilege of meeting Mr Bell a few time's... But ALL of us at Cornerstone knew Ken Bell well,as Pastor Dan Bell shared many many stories about his Dad.. We all knew he was tough but also a kind loving man,who Loved his Lord and his family... He will be missed

Alice Perrine ,Browns Mills. NJ Jan 4 2022 11:02 AM

Our love and prayers to the Bell family. Ken will be greatly missed. Not only was he Jeff's great friend and first employer, most importantly he told Jeff about Jesus. Ken was a light to the world and we know he is with Jesus now and has been made new.

Jeff, Laura and Matthew Keech Jan 4 2022 10:02 AM

I am saddened to hear of Ken's passing. May God keep His loving hands a you, his family. He all ways had a kind word and treated everyone like a friend. My Ken and my dad where fiends a long time and helped start the church they both belonged to until God called them home.

Darlene McCumber Jan 3 2022 10:09 PM

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