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Henry Barker Bell

September 30, 1942 — October 26, 2023

Noblesville

Henry Barker Bell

Henry Barker Bell, 81, of Noblesville, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at his home.  He was born on September 30, 1942 to Robert Barker and Mary Jane (Krebs) Bell in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Henry attended Purdue University and Ball State University where he received his master's degree in education. He was an elementary teacher in Swayzee, Indiana, at Fall Creek Elementary for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and College Wood, Orchard Park, and Woodbrook Elementary for Carmel Clay Schools. For many years, he was a boy scout leader in Fishers, Indiana, and achieved the Woodsman Badge. Henry continued his passion, through the years, as a watercolor painter and was a very talented artist. Henry was a member of the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indiana Artist Club, a lifetime member of the Hamilton County Art Association, and member of the Hoosier Salon. He is represented in many corporate, public, and private collections.  Henry also enjoyed fishing and traveling with his wife, Alice, on many adventures together to Pennsylvania, Sedona, AZ,  and various other fishing trips.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice Bell; siblings, Eva Bell-Miller, Robert David (Rebecca) Bell, Ralph Laird Bell, and Margret Edith (Don) Bell-Johnston; and sister-in-law, Lonna Alcock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace Richard Bell; and brother-in-law, William Alcock.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with Rev. Stanley Sutton officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery in Lindenwood, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to Watercolor Society of Indiana, 4181 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240, (https://watercolorsocietyofindiana.org/) or Indiana Artist Club, PO Box 20688, Indianapolis, IN 46220, (https://indianaartists.org/) or to your favorite artist.

Condolences:  www.randallroberts.com

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Randall & Roberts Funeral Center

1685 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Randall & Roberts Funeral Center

1685 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

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