Fraser A. Bell

March 13, 1932 ‒ March 06, 2020

Ashley, Ohio

Fraser A. Bell, 87, of Ashley passed away Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020 at Bennington Glen Assisted Living in Marengo.

He was born March 13, 1932 in Berwyn, Illinois to the late Rodney and Gladys (Fraser) Bell.

Fraser lived and farmed most of his life in Ashley. He also was a sheet metal worker at United McGill for many years. He served as an ASCS Field Assistant and with Ohio Ag Statistics. He was a charter member of the former Ashley Lions Club and Ashley Masonic Lodge and had just recently received his 65 year pin. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Left to cherish his memory are nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Fraser was preceded in death by his stepmother Marie Bell and his sister Nancy Potticary.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 (noon) at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services will follow at 12:00 (noon) with Rev. Cindy Berkshire officiating. Burial will be in Ashley Union Cemetery.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Bell family.

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  • To The Family of Fraser Bell,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. He was a nice neighbor and I visited him at the nursing home. He will be missed.He always let my son’s hunt on his land.

    Donna L Mitchell

  • To the Family of Fraser Bell,

    I had the pleasure of getting know Fraser, from the Wornstaff Library in Ashley. He was a daily visitor, and brightened my day when he came, even when he was being “grumpy.” For the longest time he would bring the staff a pie each month, along with holiday treats, till we convinced him (took years) that it was more than we needed. His daily presence was missed when he moved to Bennington. He told some of the best stories and simply was a wonderful human to know.

    For all those whose lives have been touched, prayers of comfort in the loss and joyful remembrance of Mr. Fraser Bell.

    Susan “Bussard” Sollanek

  • I was so sorry to hear of Fraser’s passing. We knew each other for many years through the Wornstaff Memorial Library and I can say he was one of our favorite patrons.A good memory is that he really enjoyed angel food cake so I would make sure he had a piece for his birthday while he lived in Ashley. Prayers of comfort for all his family and friends.

    Vicky Collins

  • To the family and friends of Fraser Bell

    We were very sorry to hear of Fraser’s passing. He was a true friend to our family and Mom always enjoyed his visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

    Rod and Jackie McGonigle

  • My Sympathies to family members.
    I knew Fraser best from attending Ashley United Methodist Church.
    He always sat with Carl McCurdy and I. When Carl passed away Fraser mentioned that he didn’t know if he would keep attending without Carl to sit with. I told him he could always sit with me. And he did. When the church had suppers each month, he would come and I would sit and talk with him there also. I will miss him dearly.

  • Fraser was my 1st cousin once removed from my father’s side. We were very sad to hear of his passing. Although we only saw each other every year or two, I loved his personality and his life stories. When he would share them, his grin would light up his whole face with joy! He had a quiet intelligence and was very funny! His shy delight and surprise that anyone would be interested in him made us love him all the more. He was hugely self-reliant and self-sufficient – never asking anyone for anything as far as I knew. He was what we used to call “a man’s man”. We loved him and will never forget his sweet smile. Vicki Bazler Carlson