Obituary Notice: Jack C. Bell

Jack C. Bell, 93, of Clearfield and formerly of Bellefonte, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at DuBois Penn Highlands.

He was born April 10, 1921 in Philipsburg, a son of the late Oliver and Margaret (Woods) Bell.

Mr. Bell retired as a pattern maker from the former J.H. France Refractories, Clarence, where he had been employed all of his life.  In his free time, Mr. Bell enjoyed fishing and golfing and also played the banjo.

He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Clarence American Legion

Post No. 813.  A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served during World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Butler of Clearfield; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bell, John Bell and Donald Butler; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, David, Kristen and Lauren Butler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna M. (Badham) Bell, on June 6, 2012 and whom he wed Dec. 15, 1943.  He was also preceded in death by son, Gary Bell and a grandson, Michael Butler.

At the request of Mr. Bell, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second St., Clearfield.

The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of arrangements.

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