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William Kenneth Bell, 92, Formerly Of Redding, Retired Postmaster

SOUTHBURY, Conn. - William Kenneth “Ken” Bell, formerly of Redding, died Monday April 29 at the Hearth of Southbury. He was 92.

Bell was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Danbury, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Wallace) Bell. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Upon returning from the military he was appointed as postmaster in West Redding, a position he retired from after 30 years. He was a resident of Redding for 40 years. He was a member of the West Redding Volunteer Fire Department, vestry member of Christ Church, Jesse P. Sanford Boys and Girls Club, American Legion Post 100 of Bethel, VFW Post 149 and Eureka Masonic Lodge # 83 of Bethel.

Bell is survived by daughters, Sandra Bissell and Kendra Bell of Southbury and Bonnie Houghtaling (Jim) of Brewster, Mass.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and sister, Viola Dibble of Bethel. He was predeceased by his parents; and his wife, Audrey (Brown) Bell.

Calling hours will be Friday, May 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Bethel Funeral Home 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. A Funeral service will be held Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding.

Memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice of Southbury 8537 Solution Center Chicago, IL 60677.

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