She was born Feb. 6, 1946, in St. Louis, a daughter of David Lee and Ruth Black Ritchey.
Ms. Bell was a math teacher at State Fair Community College and provided tutoring to elementary through college students for many years. She attended Missouri Valley College and was a graduate of Central Missouri State University. She enjoyed playing bridge, restoring homes and furniture, traveling to visit family, and studying her family history and genealogy.
Surviving are a son, Scott Bell, of Manhattan, Kan.; a daughter, Jenny Bell, of Durango, Colo.; a sister, Linda Dorn, of Arboles, Colo.; a brother, David Ritchey, of Sedalia; and a dear friend, Lorraine Nieder.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of her life will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Heckart Family Center, with a brief remembrance by Kenny Longar at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association are suggested.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.