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Reba Fae Driskell

November 30, 1927 — March 15, 2017

Reba Fae Driskell, daughter of the late Elza and Julie (Bradshaw) Bell, was born November 30, 1927 in Berta, Missouri, and departed this life March 15, 2017 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. She was 89 years, 3 months, and 13 days of age.

Reba was raised in the Douglas County area and attended school at Turkey Flat. She married Dwight Driskell on June 26, 1946. One child was born to this union.

Reba was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was always very resourceful. Reba and Dwight loved to go fishing and floating down the river together in their flat bottom boat. Reba enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens and going to the store in Gentryville to play pitch with her friends in the community. She also enjoyed watching westerns on television.

Reba was an excellent cook and always made sure everyone was fed. She liked to have people over and enjoyed visiting with them. She especially loved having her family together and enjoyed fixing big meals for them.

Reba was saved and baptized at an early age. She attended church at Bethany for many years.

Besides her parents, Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight, on July 7, 1991, two brothers, Johnny and L.Z. Bell, and one sister, Vina Buckbee.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn VanCleef of Bentonville, Arkansas, three brothers, Paul Bell and his wife, Virginia, and Marvin Bell and his wife, Shirley, all of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and Dale Bell and his wife, Corine, of Hartville, Missouri, one sister, Judy Douthit of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, two grandchildren, Jefferson Smith and Frank Crawford, three great-grandchildren, Cody Crawford, Summer Smith, and Koty Smith, several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.

Visitation: Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Chapel.

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel.

Burial: Pleasant Home Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri

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