Philip Charles Bell


Philip Bell, 93 of Utica, died Friday, May 10, 2019 in Franklin, PA. He was born June 1, 1925 in Wayne township the son of Ellis Bell and Savilla Mae Hollabaugh Bell. Philip married June Eileen Deets on June 13, 1947 and she preceded him in death on December 24, 1997. They were married for 50 years. He subsequently married Charlotte Stearns on November 13, 1999, and she survives.
Philip retired from Joy Manufacturing as a machinist after 36 years of employment. He was a member of Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church and was a faithful servant of God and loved by all who knew him.
He was blessed with four children; Gerald A. Bell and his wife Lois of Okeana, Ohio, Paul W. Bell and his wife Carolyn of Manheim, PA, Linda K. Neely and her husband John of Hamilton, Ohio and Susan C. Dunlap and her husband Randy of Milton, Florida. and was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also blessed with step children: Rodney Stearns and his wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rodger Stearns and his wife Eunice of Hartville, OH, Rohn Stearns and his wife Sue of Niles, Ohio and Ruth Rigby and her husband Jerry of Salem, Ohio. and was blessed with many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
Philip is survived by his sisters; Marie Nahay, Kathryn McCaul, and Doris Bouchald and sister in laws Elwilda Bell and Bette Deets. He is also survived by brother in laws; Samuel Deets and his wife Carolyn and Donald Deets and his wife Jeanie. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Wayne Bell, Howard Bell, Paul Bell, Lester Bell and Russell Bell and a sister; Ila Wright.
Friends and family are invited to call at Dickson Family Funeral Inc., 123 South Franklin Street, Cochranton, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm.
Funeral will be on Tuesday, May 14, 2108 at 11:00 am at the Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Strawn and Rev. Jon Bell officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Canal Township.
Published on May 13, 2019
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4 posts

Kelly Konyha
May 21, 2019
I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. No doubt many memories will be passed down through the generations! When you are especially missing him, please take to heart these comforting words from Isaiah 41:10...”Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you,I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.”
Terrence and Pamela Tiberio
May 13, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to the family of our brother in Christ. May the Lord comfort your hearts. He is enjoying the riches of Heaven
Tim and KAYE Trader
May 13, 2019
Such a quiet loving man! Will be missed by many! Love and prayers to the family!
Robyn Evans
May 13, 2019
My heart is saddened at the passing of Uncle Philip. A more consistent man you will not find. He was always the same! I so appreciate the good, Godly example he was! I have been blessed to call him “Uncle”!