Adrienne Christine Shell

March 16, 1981 - April 6, 2013

Adrienne Christine Shell, 32, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at her home after a brave battle against uterine cancer. She was born March 16, 1981, in Fulton, Missouri, a daughter of Irvin and Debra (Harris) West. She was a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Truman State University. On January 10, 2004, Adrienne was united in marriage to Ray Shell, who survives at their home. She worked as a contributions technician for the Missouri Division of Employment Security for several years. After the birth of her children she became a homemaker while continuing to do quarterly part-time work. She was an active member of Concord Baptist Church, where she played violin in the orchestra and participated in MOPS and the Apples of Gold program. Adrienne enjoyed video games, anime, computers and scrapbooking. She loved being with her children and was a devoted mother. In addition to her husband Ray, Adrienne is survived by her parents, Irvin and Debra West of Jefferson City; one daughter, Kira Shell; one son, Tiernan Shell; one sister, Lindsey Struemph and husband Andrew of Jefferson City; one brother, Daniel West of Kansas City; one brother-in-law, Jason Shell and wife Darci of Tracy, California; two nieces, Lilly and Ava Struemph; and two nephews, Aidan Struemph and Jackson Shell. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Ray Mac Shell Sr., on April 5, 2013. Friends will be received from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Concord Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Monte Shinkle officiating. Interment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tiernan and Kira Shell Education Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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