Obituary – Bettie S. (Gorrell) Kell


Bettie S. (Gorrell) Kell

October 23, 1939 – January 3, 2012
Age: 72
Residence: Success, MO

Bettie Kell, age 72, of Success, MO, daughter of Lewis and Juanita (Wolfe) Gorrell was born October 23, 1939 in Evening Shade, MO. She passed away January 3, 2012 in Houston, MO.

          Bettie grew up in the Texas County area. She graduated from Houston High School in 1958. Bettie married Burt McComas in 1959 and to this union three children were born.  She married Oliver Kell April 18, 1972.

          She was preceded in death by her husband Oliver Kell, her parents and her step father; Delmar Garrett.

          She is survived by one son, Ralph McComas and wife Renee of Success, MO; two daughters: Charlene Woodring and husband Kevin of Success, MO, and Janet Dixon and husband Joe of Houston, MO; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 7 sisters: Dolores Warner of Houston, MO, Evelyn Gallagher  and husband Jack of Columbia, MO, Ruby Richardson of Success, MO, Barbara Willson and husband Carl of Bucyrus, MO, Bonnie Warner of Springfield, MO, Beverley Greene and husband John of Success, MO and Donna Taylor and husband Jim of Licking, MO and a host of family and friends.

          Bettie had many activities that she loved to do. Jig dancing and square dancing was one of those activities. Playing bingo, sitting down with friends, drinking a cup of coffee with them was another thing she enjoyed. She also enjoyed going on outings to flea markets and auctions.

          She loved her family and a special highlight of her life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sharing time with them was always the one thing she would look forward to.

          She will be missed by those who knew her and loved her.

          Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care.  Online condolences may be made to www.evansfh.com.

          Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday January 4, 2012 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday January 5, 2012 at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating.  Pallbearers are; Corey McComas, Kyle McComas, Brad Dixon, Dakota Murray, Todd Causey and P J Murray.  Honorary Pallbearers are; Jason Morton, Bob Miller, Jorge Sanchez and Albert Crews. Burial will be in Palace Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

           

Guestbook January 4, 2012

I never met Bettie Kell, but I have heard many fun stories about her deceased husband, “Uncle” Oliver. The Late Jimmie Kell told his friends and neighbors the funny stories of his Uncle Oliver. The funniest was the one when he got shot in the behind. The Kells are getting reconized in heaven with their charm, wit and laughter. My husband and I knew Jimmie when he lived in San Diego for many years as we were neighbors. My sympathies to Bettie’s family.

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Visit WebsiteVisitation InformationLocation: Evans Funeral Home
Date/Time: Wednesday January 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Address:
224 S. Grand
Houston, MO
Phone: (417) 967-3355
Service InformationLocation: Evans Funeral Home
Date/Time: Thursday January 5, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
Presiding Official: Wesley Wallace
Address:
224 S. Grand
Houston, MO
Phone: (417) 967-3355