Thomas William "Tom" Bell, 63, of Cedar Creek MO died February 14, 2018 following
a brief illness. Services will be held at a later date in Alta, IA.
Tom was born in Le Mars, Iowa on Thursday, October 14, 1954 and was the only
son of William Alexander and Mary Justina (Hartman) Bell. Later the family moved to
Alta, where he attended Alta Community School. Following graduation, he received
training in auto body repair in Sheldon. Tom married Ellen (Ludwig) in 1974. They
had two children, Amy Marie and Thomas Christian. In 1990 the family moved to an
acreage west of Alta where Tom converted the old barn into his own auto body
repair shop. In 2006 Tom moved to Cedar Creek where he lived the remainder of his
Tom was a quiet man who cared deeply for his friends and family. His family will
miss his cheeky correspondences via mail and text messages. He had a way with
animals and was rarely found without his dog by his side.
Survivors include his daughter, Amy Beecham and husband Shannon, grandsons
Aiden and Liam Beecham of Kansas City MO; his son, Tom Bell and wife, Meghan;
granddaughters, Sophia and Eva Bell of Waterloo, IA; and many nieces and
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his three sisters, Mary Jean
Bell, Ruth Katherine (Kate) Henery and Diane Laura (Annie) Holstein; and two
nephews, Chad Micah Henery and Seth Andrew Henery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Mr. Tom Bell
October 14, 1954 - February 14, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home