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Ruth Eleanor Matson Bell
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1927
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2012
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA


Ruth Eleanor (Matson) Bell, 84, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Ruth was born in Kansas City, MO, and graduated from Westport High School in 1944. Ruth was very active in the Broadway Baptist Church. She met her future husband, Lynn, on a train between Kansas City and Joplin, and they were married soon after, relocating to Phoenix. Ruth worked as a secretary, but when her sons were born she became a homemaker. Following Lynn's retirement, the family moved to Prescott, AZ, in 1977. Ruth and Lynn enjoyed their retirement, travelling and camping in their trailer, wandering the country visiting their many friends. Ruth is survived by her sons, David and Gary, nephew and niece Barry Matson and Lisa Matson, and daughter-in-law, Leisa. In passing, she follows her husband of over 50 years, Lynn Bell, as well as her parents, Claus and Vera Matson, and brother John. There will be a short graveside gathering on May 5, 2012 at 10 am at the Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix.
Published in Kansas City Star on April 29, 2012

Family links: 
  Claus Nicholas Matson (1901 - 1977)
  Vera Borgeson Matson (1905 - 1979)
  Lynn Bell (1926 - 2008)
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Created by: JARROTT P. COX
Record added: Apr 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89265908
Ruth Eleanor <i>Matson</i> Bell
Added by: JARROTT P. COX
Ruth Eleanor <i>Matson</i> Bell
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Ruth Eleanor <i>Matson</i> Bell
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