Andrew Jay Bell, 26, St. Joseph, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 27, 1987 to Dennis and Karen (Gilmore) Bell in St. Joseph.
Andrew was a 2005 graduate of Central High School, and was currently employed with KAW Roofing and Sheet Metal.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.
Andrew loved his family. He loved hanging out with them and all his friends, whom he also loved. He was so full of life.
He was a hard worker who has been working full time and putting himself through college. He was going to graduate this September with a Bachelor of Science in Project Management from ITT Tech. Recently, he was so excited that he landed his dream job and was talking about his bright future.
Andrew was an avid Chiefs fan, win or lose, he loved to fish and go to the lake with his family. He also loved the outdoors and his four-legged best friend, his dog, Buster.
He touched so many lives in his short time on earth. We were so blessed that God chose us to be his family. He will live on through others through his selfless act of being an organ donor.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Gloria Gilmore.
Survivors: parents; siblings, Marissa, Stephanie, and Anthony Bell; grandparents, Art and Beverly Bell; aunts and uncles, Rick and Eva Gilmore, Steve and Nancy Gilmore and family, Pat and Carrie Gilmore and family, and Uncle Scott Bell.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
Parish Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.
Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com