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Murney Bell

November 11, 1921 February 23, 2011
Murney Bell
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Obituary for Murney Bell

Murney Bell, a long time resident of Commerce Township, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011. He was 89 years old. Born in Royal Oak Township on November 11, 1921 to Grace and Dean Bell, Murney was the second of four children the Bell�s would have. Dean was the eldest and Murney was to be the older brother to Alice and Mary. He graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1940, went to work for the Edison Company in 1942, and married Betty Morgan in 1943. He was drafted into service and fought in France and Germany, coming home on Oct 12, 1945, to be greeted by his wife and nine month old son, Murney Russell. His daughter, Judy was born two years later. The family lived in Hazel Park and Warren, MI until 1957 when they moved to Lake Ona. Murney worked out of Edison�s Milford office for many years before transferring to the Oakland Service Center where he worked until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed building homes for others and himself, keeping the family vehicles and appliances running, as well as repairing toys and jewelry. He built the family stereo from a Heath kit while teaching his son, Murney, all about electronics. He married Linda Kuney on October 25, 1980 in the Chapel at Milford Presbyterian Church, and attended there for many years. He and Linda lived in Commerce for over thirty years where they were blessed with Mindi and Marc. He saw all four of his children graduate from college, the highlight being Marc's graduation from the University of Michigan. He walked Mindi down the aisle and gave her away in marriage to John Clemente in July, 2010. Murney always had a smile on his face and was always glad to see you- whether you were family, a neighbor, an old army buddy, or someone he hadn't met yet. Murney was just glad to be here.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 30 years, Linda; sons, Murney Russell (Christine) Bell & Marc Bell; daughters, Judith A. Bell & Mindi (John) Clemente; grandchildren, Norman (Elena) Bell, Lisa (Peter) Carmona, Jonathan Bell, William (Tracee) Greer, Wendy (Robert) Nickel; great grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Joshua, Trip, and Zach.

Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2 PM. Rev. Dr. R. John Harris to officiate. Burial at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian, MI. Family and friends may gather on Monday, February 28, 2011, 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Voluntary Service Office (135), 2215 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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