Willis E. Bell
Willis E. Bell, 91, Salina, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home. He was born March 10, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to Logan and Cora (Johnson) Bell.
He was a graduate of Kansas State University and was a semi-pro hockey player for the Boeing hockey team. Willis was a professional mechanical engineer. He began his career with Black & Veatch Consulting Engineers in Kansas City. Later he became a partner with John Shaver in Salina where he was involved in many projects in Salina such as the City Library and the City-County Building. He was also the chief engineer for the Kansas State University press box project. Later, he moved to Wichita to serve as general manager for Central Heating and Cooling. After his retirement, Willis moved back to Salina and worked as an engineering consultant.
He is survived by -
Two sons: Kirby Bell of Kansas City, Missouri
Kevin Bell of Las Vegas, Nevada
Granddaughter: Shelby Bell of Des Moines, Iowa
Grandson: Mr. And Mrs. Patrick Bergmeier, of Overland Park, Kansas Two great-grandchildren
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at All Saints Orthodox Church, 2818 Scanlan Avenue, Salina.
Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. today at the church with Rt. Rev. Daniel Griffith officiating.
The Divine Liturgy will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the church. Burial will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to All Saints Orthodox Church or Hospice of Salina. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th, Salina, Kansas is handling arrangements.
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