Etta Dora Bell, pastor of First Church of God, in Richmond Heights for more than 10 years, died Oct. 14. She was 73.
Bell was born in Egypt, Mississippi, the sixth of 13 children. She left Mississippi for St. Louis when she was 18, where she married and started a family, according to an obituary on the William-James Mortuary website.
She earned a degree in cosmetology and opened Etta’s Beauty Salon, which was a success for many years.
Before becoming pastor of First Church of God she was pastor of Church of God Community Worship Center and of New Beginnings Church of God.
A funeral service was held October 20, 2015 at First Church of God.
Read the full obituary on the William-James Mortuary website.