News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 6, 2013

Michael A. Bell


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---- — Michael A. Bell, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013.

He is survived his brother, Derek Jones, and his sister, Shelena Jones, both of Terre Haute; and fiancée, Shawna Bly of Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dava M. Long; grandmother, Roberta Sue Bell; and his grandfather, David Bell Sr. Also survived by his great-grandmother, Lily May Fox; his aunts, Della Bell, Tiffany Bell, Lisa Keyes, and Kim Ketner; his uncles, David Bell, Steve Henderson, Carl Hollingsworth, and David Keyes; and many cousins who all loved and cherished him very much.

Michael was, above all else, a game enthusiast. A lover of life, he tried to bring joy and happiness to those around him no matter what kind of mood he himself was in. Even though his was occasionally hindered by his health, Michael always tried to spend as much time outdoors as he could, playing hockey, hiking, fishing, and swimming. Michael was very fond of writing poetry and short stories.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. today, July 6, 2013, at Mount Pleasant Church in North Campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. DeBaun Springhill Chapel assisted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at:

debaunfuneralhomes.com