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1954 Paul 2023

Paul Edward Bell

March 29, 1954 — February 9, 2023

New Ross

Paul E. Bell passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 9, 2023. He was born on March 29, 1954 to Lois Bell in Crawfordsville. Paul married Jayme Nile on July 7, 1990 in Montgomery County.

Paul graduated from North Montgomery High School, Class of 1972, and Ivy Tech with an associate degree in Business Service. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Sargent in Germany. Paul was a truck driver and mechanic, working at various local businesses. He was also a farmer, working with farming friends in the county. Paul and Jayme started P&J Repair, repairing motorcycles and automotives.

Paul was a member of the Jamestown American Legion. He loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and attended the 100th Anniversary Event for Harley Davidson in Wisconsin.
Paul is survived by his wife, Jayme Bell; 4 children, Katina Couts, Gabriel Bell, Cassie Rice (Willie), Kimberly Farrell (Brad); 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; twin sister, Paula Willis; younger sister, Ruth Ann Bell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother, Lois Bell; father, William "Tennessee" Bell; infant brother, James Allen VanGilder; and brothers-in-law, Keith Willis and Mike Grenard.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2:00 pm at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington Street in Crawfordsville with military honors presented by the Army Reserves and American Legion, Post 72. Burial will follow at New Ross Cemetery. Donations may be made in Paul's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601 or Share memories and condolences at

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