Virginia Ruth Bell, 85, Dixon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 at The Villa at Blue Ridge, Columbia.
She was born on March 13, 1937, to William Menzo and Anita Dale (Lawson) Hinson in Pulaski County.
She was united in marriage to Claude Ralph Bell, Feb. 2, 1957, at Dixon.
Virginia accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at the Seaton Church. She had been a member of the Seaton Faith Fellowship Church and the First Assembly of God Church, both of Dixon. She had taught school at Wheeler and Liberty Schools and later worked for Brown Shoe Company for 32 years, retiring in March 1992.
She was preceded in death by parents William and Dale; husband Claude; daughter Mary Rose Bell; brother Bill Hinson; and sisters June Weathers and Jane Hayes.
She is survived by children Debora Hester and husband Mike of Chouteau, Okla., Johnnie Bell and wife Brenda of Dixon and Melissa Galbraith and husband Joseph of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Long-Kloeppel Funeral Chapel, Dixon, with Pastor Helen Winters, Seaton Faith Fellowship Church, officiating. Interment was in the Seaton Cemetery.
Memorials suggested to the Seaton Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Dixon.