J. Richard "Dick" Bedell

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J. Richard "Dick" Bedell

J. richard "Dick" Bedell, 72, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Bedell lived on his beloved farm in Carter County, Mo. near Current River. He was a helth care specialist and senior vice president of Castle Partners with his twin brother, Don. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Van Buren and co-chair of the church building fund. He was 32nd degree Mason and was also a Shriner and past board member of the Missouri Health Care Association.

He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana on a track scholarship. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was also a history and nuture enthusiast and especially enjoyed nature and was an avid conservationist.

Survivors include three daughters, Tracy Bedell, (Curtis Atwood), of Lawrence, Kan., Wendy Bedell Kreps (Scott) of Anacoco, La., and Tiffany Quayhagen of Leesvill, La., seven grandchildren, Joshua Quayhagen, Mallory Berryman (Colby), Jessica Dubois, Karsen Kreps, Elijah Quayhagen, Korie Kreps and Maci Quayhagen; one great-grandchild, Wyatt Berryman; three brothers, Allen Bedell (Lou) of Hot Springs, Ark., Don Bedell (Pam) of Sikeston, and Tom Bedell (Della) of Van Buren; cousin and best friend Dalle Buffington and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

He was very charismatic, loved his family and very compassionate.

A visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, Mo. with the funeral service following at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Burial will be in the Big Barren Cemetery.

Memorial donation may be made to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1120, Van Buren, MO 63965

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Apr. 26, 2013