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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Obituary - Steven "Steve" Richard Bell

Steven “Steve” Richard Bell, 53, Harrisonville, MO, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home. Services will be held at a later date.

Steve was born August 27, 1967 in Harrisonville, MO, the son of Richard Lee and Barbara Jean (Downey) Bell. He was a 1985 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. 

He moved to Harrisonville in 1990. Steve was an EMT with MAST before working for the Kansas City Fire Department. He truly loved his job and spoke so fondly of the people that he worked with. Our family appreciates the love and kindness we have been shown by his EMT and Fire Department family. Steve was a member of the IAFF Local 42 in Kansas City, MO. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. 

Nothing made him happier than being at the lake and going to the races with his daughter. He loved fishing, kayaking and just sitting and enjoying the lake life. He enjoyed his yard and the critters that liked to visit. He loved talking about Star Wars and Godzilla movies with his nephews. He loved his family, friends and life with his whole heart. His joy and humor touched everyone he met. He was the best dad, son, brother and uncle you could ever hope to have. One last thing I know he would want to say to everyone is, GO CHIEFS!

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bell, his grandparents, Omer and Vera Bell and Floyd and Mae Downey, and his favorite dog, Tasha. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Brooke Bell, Harrisonville, MO; his mother, Barbara Bell, Peculiar, MO; his sister, Amy Brown (Mike), Raymore, MO; two nephews, Matthew and Nicholas Brown, and his crazy cat, Decker.

The family requests no flowers. We request that any memorial donations be sent to the Harrisonville Animal Shelter. Steve’s love of all animals was known to anyone that knew him. He rescued and nursed countless animals back to life. In his honor we would love to keep his love of animals alive.