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Jay Elliott Bell

July 28, 1955 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 64)


J. Elliott Bell, 64 ,  of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his Residence in Springfield.

Elliott was born on July 28, 1955, the son of Mary Jane (Brittin) in and James Marshall Bell. He married Velma McLaurin on  July 4, 2018

Elliott was an avid sports fan, especially MLB and NBA. He lived in Chicago for over 25 years and had a seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was also a benefactor of the Mayo Clinic, donated the Bell Baseball Field in Rochester, owned several farms in the area, and was President of the Rochester State bank and made several contributions to the Rochester Community. Elliott graduated from Lake Forrest Academy, and University of Illinois, Springfield, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, which formed his love of investments.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Velma McLaurin-Bell and extended family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 5-7 at Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, in Rochester.

Private graveside services will be held on Thursday at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic, or Rochester Education Foundation.

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Private Services

Oak Ridge Cemetery
1441 Monument Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

May 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Wilson Park Funeral Home - Rochester
200 East Main Street
Rochester, IL 62563

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