February 12, 2014
Bella Marie Hughes
Bella Marie Hughes, 59, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Feb. 5, 2014.
Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Arrangements are by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home.
Bella was born Jan. 29, 1955, in Leavenworth, Kan., to John Doyle Hughes and Joanna E. (McDaniel) Hughes. Bella loved genealogy, sewing and gardening. She was known to have a “green thumb.”
Bella was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Melvin E. Russell Sr.; husbands, Patrick W. Larkie, Melvin E. Russell Jr.; and son, Patrick J. Larkie.
Survivors include sisters E. Sue Reed and Terri Hughes; daughter, Lark L. Amberg; grandchildren Nathan, Catherine, Martin, Tarena, Bosha and great-grandchild Elliott.