Bettie Kell

Bettie Kell, 72, of Success, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Houston.

She was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Evening Shade, daughter of Lewis and Juanita Wolfe Gorrell. She and Burt McComas were married in 1959. She and Oliver Kell were married April 18, 1972.

She grew up in the Texas County area and graduated from Houston High School in 1958.

She enjoyed jig and square dancing, bingo, flea markets, auctions and drinking coffee with friends. She loved her grandchildren.

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

Survivors include a son, Ralph McComas of Success; two daughters, Charlene Woodring of Success and Janet Dixon of Houston; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Dolores Warner of Houston, Evelyn Gallagher of Columbia, Barbara Willson of Bucyrus, Bonnie Warner of Springfield, Donna Taylor of Licking and Ruby Richardson and Beverley Greene of Success; and a host of family and friends.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Palace Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be made at

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