Obituaries Arlo Bell

Arlo Bell


Arlo Bell

Nov. 9, 1928 – May 21, 2020

OSAGE CITY — Arlo Bell, Lyndon, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. He was 91.

He was born Nov. 9, 1928, near Lyndon, the son of Ralph and Lucille Warren Bell. Arlo lived most all of his life on the family farm west of Lyndon. He graduated from Lyndon High School.

Arlo was a farmer, but worked as a printer for over 50 years. While a freshman in high school, he started work for the Lyndon Herald, then worked for the Osage County Free Press, Osage County Chronicle and Osage County Herald-Chronicle. For many years he wrote the Remember When column. He even played a printer in the 1977 television movie, “Mary White.”

Arlo served in the Army Air Force during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Osage City First Presbyterian Church, National Farmers Organization, Salt Creek Watershed, Osage County Historical Society, Rural Water District No. 6 and Presbyterian Session.

Arlo was married to Gladys Ellen Scrimsher Feb. 26, 1956, in Topeka. She preceded him in death on March 31, 2010.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lucille; and a sister, Shirley Bowers.

Arlo is survived by a sister, Nina Gragg, Emporia, and many nieces and nephews.

Due to the current situation, a private family service will be held Wednesday, May 27. Arlo will lie in state from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, for family and friends to sign the register book and view. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Osage City, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed at

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