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The Life of Ritchie Brian Bell

Ritchie Brian Bell

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Ritchie Brian Bell, 47, of Olathe, KS passed away May 20, 2021 at home. He was born in Garnett, KS to Mike Bell and Linda Bell on July 27, 1973. Ritchie graduated from Gardner High School. From a child he loved to drive and race anything he could, that passion for speed never left him and he spent years racing in the SCCA. One of his favorite places to race was at Lake Garnette Grand Prix. Although sometimes it seemed he would spend more time fixing his cars then racing them. Ritchie was a hardworking man who spent the last twenty years as a heavy equipment operator for the local 101 union. He was a man who was always willing to help and be there for you when you needed him. His life was truly about loving his family especially "his girls" who were what brought the most happiness to his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, son, and brother.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Bell. Survivors include his wife, Jonie Bell of Olathe, KS; daughter, Larissa Bell of Olathe, KS; father, Mike Bell of Gardner, KS;granddaughters: Emma and Aria of Olathe, KS; brother, Kyle Bell and long time girlfriendAmanda Pflumm of Olathe, KS and sister, Jayme Mills and husband Chris of Belton, MO.Visitation will be Tuesday, May 25 from 11-12pm at McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105E Loula St., Olathe, KS 66061. Funeral service will begin Tuesday at 12pm with burial tofollow at Olathe Memorial Cemetery.

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