Laura Lee Bell, 47, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center. Visitation will be on Friday March 21, 2014 from 3-7 PM at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 10 AM at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating. A memorial fund has been established in Laura’s name.
Laura was born on June 7, 1966 in Manchester, IA. She was the daughter of her step-father Duane and her mother Marge (Boies) Lamphier. She grew up in the Oelwein area and attended the Oelwein High School. On May 25, 1985, Laura was united in marriage with David Bell at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.
Laura had been employed with Iowa Ham, Wapsie Lounge Supper Club and Dick's Cafe. She enjoyed following her children in all their activities, helping her family and hanging out with her friends. Laura touched many lives and made many good and close friends, she will dearly be missed.
Laura is survived by her children: Mindy (Chad Noe) Bell of Oelwein, Kristin (Jason) Fuller of Fairbank and Adam Bell of Oelwein; her brothers: Todd (Ronda) Lamphier of Independence, Troy (Missy Steil) Lamphier of Oelwein, Tracy (Scott VanHorn) Lamphier of Kansas City, MO and Trent (Jenni) Lamphier of Oelwein; and her mother Marge Lamphier of Oelwein.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband David (1/2/2005) and her step-father Duane (5/17/1997).