Robert "Bob" V. Bell

Robert "Bob" V. Bell age 79, of Chillicothe, passed away on April 30, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City.  He previously lived in Hamilton.

Bob was born on Dec. 25, 1942, in Carrollton, to William and Mable (Ogan) Bell Laycock.  He earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Horticulture in Olympia, WA.  He honorably served his country in the Marines for 6 years and had served in the embassy in Ethiopia.  Bob worked as a supervisor for the Department of Transportation for the state of Washington, and he was also a devoted minister for 50 years for The Church of Christ serving in Chillicothe and Hamilton.  

Preceding Bob in death were his parents, a brother and two sisters.

He met his wife, Jean Staggs, in Ethiopia and they were married there on Jan. 15, 1963.  She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include;  daughter-Nancy (Rob) Quick of Portland, OR; son-Noland (Jennifer) Bell of Portland; 2 grandchildren-Carolyn and Mason Quick;  sister-Kay (Carl) Roscoe of Kansas City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has been entrusted to Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton.

Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Hamilton Church of Christ in Hamilton.

Visitation will follow the service, from 3 to 4 p.m., on May 7, at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  

Inurnment at a later date with military honors at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Jacksonville, MO.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church of Christ. 

Arrangements under the direction of Bram Funeral Home. 

The Caldwell County News

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