Arlo Bell, 91, Lyndon: Nov. 9, 1928 – May 21, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Arlo Bell, 91, Lyndon: Nov. 9, 1928 – May 21, 2020

LYNDON, Kan. – Arlo Bell, 91, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born Nov. 9, 1928, near Lyndon, Kan., the son of Ralph and Lucille Warren Bell.

Arlo had lived most all of his life on the family farm west of Lyndon and he graduated from Lyndon High School.

Arlo was a farmer, but he had worked as a printer for more than 50 years. While a freshman in high school, he started to work for the Lyndon Herald, then worked for the Osage County Free Press, the Osage County Chronicle, and the 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 the Osage City First Presbyterian Church, the National Farmers Organization, Salt Creek Water Shed, Osage County Historical Society, Rural Water District No. 6, and the Presbyterian Session.

On Feb. 26, 1956, Arlo was married to Gladys Ellen Scrimsher in Topeka, Kan.

Arlo was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, on March 31, 2010; his parents, Ralph and Lucille; and a sister, Shirley Bowers.

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

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

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

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