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Cleon D. Bell

November 2, 1931 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 87)

Cleon D. Bell, 87, of Dawson, died on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Mill Creek in Springfield.

Cleon was born on November 2, 1931, in Rochester, the daughter of Lilburn and Lottie (Hunt) Leach. She married Paul Freeman Bell on August 5, 1951.

Cleon was a member of Westside Christian Church and retired from the Illinois Secretary of State after 26 years in the license plate division.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Paul; two children, Deb (Steve) Heaberlin of Springfield and Roger (Megan) Bell of Niantic; two grandsons, Jeremy (Emily) Bell of Plainfield and Adam Bell of Seattle, WA.; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Maddyn and Merrin Bell; one brother, Lyman Leach; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday August 22, 2019 at the funeral home with Reverend Gary Winkleman officiating. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Christian Church or the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. 

 

 
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