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Lindy Bell
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Highland
formerly of white Cloud, Highland , KS

Lindbergh (Lindy) Edgar Bell, age 91, died May 11, 2019 at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA after a short illness. 

He was born August 18, 1927 in White Cloud, KS to Charles E. Bell and Josephine Marie Sisto.  He grew up in White Cloud and Highland, KS.  His father was a farmer and ran a creamery in both White Cloud and Highland.  His mother was a beautician and ran a beauty shop out of her home.

Lindy was in the Marine Corps during the time of the Korean War.  

He graduated from Kansas State University in 1951 with a degree in physical education.  He taught and coached for one year at Lucky High School and then went to work in the Los Angeles, CA school district as a physical education teacher and basketball coach.  He loved basketball.  

He retired at age 59 and, after retirement, moved to Montreal, Canada for one year hoping to learn French. He always said he didn’t learn one word and came home.  Whenever he visited the Midwest, the first thing he would do is order a T-bone steak or Kansas City strip, saying it was the only place he could get a “real” steak.  He loved and owned several sport cars. Lindy was extremely funny and would tell colorful and exciting stories that would keep the listener entertained for hours.   

Lindy loved Kansas State University and funded a significant gift to name the position of the head of the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University. He is also leaving his vast art collection to the department.  

Survivors include his nephews Bob Bell and Bill Bell  and great nieces and nephews.

 A graveside service is planned at Highland Cemetery in Highland, KS. on June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Pastor Tom Carter will officiate.  Military honors to be a courtesy of Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.

 Donations in memory of Lindy E. Bell may be made to Kansas State University Foundation, fbo Lindy E. Bell Endowment Fund and mailed to The Trust Co P.O. Box 1806 Manhattan, KS 66505-1806.

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Highland is assisting with arrangements.


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