Karen Sue Ritchey Bell

May 2, 2011

in Obituaries

Karen Sue Ritchey Bell, 65, of Sedalia, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

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.

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