Kenton (Kenny) W. Bell, 79, of Glenville, passed away July 5, 2013, of a sudden illness at his home.
He was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Glenville, to the late Jesse E. Bell, Jr. and Edith Berry Bell.
Kenny worked 32 years for the American Tote Company as a supervisor and retired in 1994 to his home on Kanawha Drive. He was a graduate of Tanner High School and a Baptist by faith. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mansfield. He was an avid reader, a master gardener and a devoted sportsman and outdoorsman. He was a loyal fan of the Glenville State College Women's Basketball team and loved his family dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Mahaney Bell; one sister, Eleanor Bell Nicholas of Glenville; and brother-in-law, James H. Mahaney (Carolyn) of Milford, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins; and his beloved rat terrier companion, Roscoe.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lou Bell.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service. Burial will be in Stalnaker Cemetery near Glenville.
Donations may be made to the Tanner High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12, Glenville, WV 26351.