Shelley L. (nee Jennings) Bell of Rolla, Missouri was born on Thursday, October 23, 1969 in Creve Coeur, Missouri to Edward L. and Doras W. (Markley) Jennings and passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the age of 52 years and 3 days.
Shelley was raised in Webster Groves, Missouri and received most of her education there.
In 1986 the family moved to their farm near Oak Hill, Missouri and finished her schooling, graduating from Cuba High School in 1988.
She was married after high school to Christopher Bell of Cuba, Missouri but later parted ways. Shelley moved back to the farm to care for her father and mother until they passed. She then moved to Rolla, Missouri where she connected with an old friend, Mike Dickey, who became her life partner. They were together until the time of her passing.
Shelley worked for over 30 years as an Orthodontic Dental Assistant in St. Louis, Pacific and Washington, Missouri but mostly for Dr. Steven Harrison in Rolla and the Fort Wood areas. She was known for her hard and caring work on children and always being on the job, no matter what.
She enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing on the Meramec River and known for her skill with a fly rod, riding horses and spending time on the farm with her dogs. She was a past member of Trinity Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Doras Jennings.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Mike D. Dickey and Mike’s mother, Mary Rosenberg and family of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Mike and wife Julie Jennings and John and wife Debbie Jennings, both of Cuba, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Roy and wife Nikki Jennings of Sullivan, Missouri, Crystal and husband Jake Stallmann of New Haven, Missouri, Jessica and Matt Westhoff of Washington, Missouri, Karen and husband Ted Timmons of Cuba, Missouri and Brian Jennings of Jacksonville, Florida; great nieces and nephew, Haily Timmons, Kinsley and Nataly Westhoff, and Mark Jennings; special cousins, Betty DeLeo, Donna and Marvin Richardson, Keith Markley; her longtime companion, her dog Mick, of 15 years; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Trinity Chapel in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Joe Bruno officiating.
Interment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
All are welcome to attend.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.