Edwin Lyle Bell

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    Edwin Lyle Bell, 95, of Virginia died Oct. 7, 2020, at Heritage Manor.
    He was born Oct. 11, 1924 in Cass County, the son of Albert Elmer and Cora Evelyn Bell.
    He is survived by brothers, Dale Bell (wife Ruby), Jerry Bell (wife Mary), Frank Bell, Donald Bell (wife Trish), David Bell, all of Virginia; two sisters, Betty McClure of Virginia, and Gloria Sweatman (husband Dennis) of Washington, Il; numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer Jr. Bell, James Lee Bell, and William “Buddy” Bell; two sisters, Josephine Harris and Evelyn Lucille Bell.
    He worked as a bartender at Lakewood Supper Club and later at the Virginia Country Club for 15 years. He later retired from Oscar Mayer in Beardstown in 1987.
    He served in the army in World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the Beardstown Elks Lodge # 1007 for 65 years. He was a life time member of the VFW in Jacksonville.
    He was very helpful taking his friends to their appointments whenever they needed a ride. He enjoyed attending the Bell reunion every year and spending time with Joe and Linda Stinson and their family. You could find him most afternoons and evenings at the Elks playing solitaire, and watching members come and go.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
    Memorials are suggested to Elks Lodge #1007. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.sagerfuneralhome.com.