Ralph E. Bell, 80, Roachdale, passed away at his residence on Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2011.
He was born on April 12, 1931 at New Maysville to Dora and Bertha Myers Bell.
He attended New Maysville and Bainbridge schools.
He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from California Pellet Mill in Crawfordsville and also had worked at Mid-States and the Crawfordsville Schools.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Wells Beebe Bell; a son, Richard Bell; a daughter, Brenda (Mark) Needham, both of New Ross; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon, New Maysville, and Wayne, Waveland; five stepchildren Jeffery (Cindy) Beebe of Michigantown, Laura Miller of Jefferson, Ind., Janet Beebe of Colfax, Douglas (Wanda) Hedge of Cloverdale, and Sylvia (Mike) Duncan of Greencastle, 11 stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded by three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services are planned for 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 29 at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home at Roachdale.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Ken Green will officiate.
Following services, the family has chosen cremation with burial of the cremains at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Old Union Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.