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Janice Ruth Kell

01/04/1942 - 04/08/2021


Obituary For Janice Ruth Kell

Janice Ruth Kell, 79, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on January 4, 1942 in California, MO the daughter of Luther F. Scott and Melba E. (Leonard) Scott, who preceded her in death.

On June 12, 1959, in California, MO she was united in marriage to Wayne Lorenz, who preceded her in death. In 1987, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Mack Kell, who preceded her in death.

Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church, Sedalia and active member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She worked for the Sedalia School District #200 as the Secretary at Horace Mann and Heber Hunt Elementary. After retiring she kept busy in her past time working at the Salvation Army Store and at Elm Hills Golf Course. Ruth enjoyed being outside working in her flower and vegetable gardens, going shopping and racing the golf carts at Elm Hills with Nancy. Ruth was a member of the Sedalia Moose Lodge #1494. She especially loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry Anderson (Uthel Griffitt) of Marshall, and Janice Scheel (Wolfgang) of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Justin (Sarah), Brian (Courtney), Jessica (Nick), and Tierce; four great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; one brother, Gary Scott (Gay) of Charleston, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husbands and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, L.D. Scott and James F. Scott.

A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeremiah Greever officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at the chapel.

Burial will be at Flag Spring Cemetery, California, MO.

Pallbearers will be Tierce Scheel, Justin Anderson, Brian Anderson, Karry Scott, Wolfgang Scheel, and Wayne Rex.

Honorary bearers will be Shea Anderson, Austyn Anderson, Nancy Evans and Diane Elgin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Flag Spring Cemetery in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.


12 Apr


05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

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13 Apr

Burial / Interment

Flag Spring Cemetery California, MO Get Directions »
13 Apr

Funeral Service

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • 05/10/2021

    I was so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I worked with her at Horace Mann for a few years and got the biggest kick out of her fun personality!! She will be missed! Prayers for her family.

  • 04/13/2021

    I would have like to have been at the service but my wife's brother had surgery and we are in Ohio. I have been thinking about you girls and you are in my prayers. I was shocked to hear of your mother's passing. I am sending you my sincere condolences. George and Jeanne Topel.

  • 04/13/2021

    Sorry for your loss..

  • 04/12/2021

    So many good and happy memories of Ruth. She was my Installing Chairman at Sedalia WOTM Chapter 1242. We sewed together, Crocheted, and many other Crafts. I will deeply miss my dear friend. Her smile, her laughter, and her being there for me when I needed help. Heaven gained another Angel! Donna Points

  • 04/12/2021

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • 04/12/2021

    So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing.

  • 04/12/2021

    Janice so sorry for your loss I will always have fond memories of Ruth as my neighbor she always made me laugh. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • 04/11/2021

    We were sorry to read about Ruth's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • 04/10/2021

    Sorry for your loss. Elda Bryson

  • 04/08/2021

    My deepest condolences to Ruth's family. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you now and in the future.

  • 04/08/2021

    Keeping Janice's family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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