Luella Belle Driskel

Friday, September 6, 2019

Luella Belle Driskel, 84, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehab in Lamar, Mo. Luella was born Sept. 25, 1934, in rural Sheldon, Mo., to George H. and Sylvia I. (Hoover) Ford. She was united in marriage to Darce Driskel on July 13, 1954, in Kenoma, Mo., and he preceded her in death.

Luella grew up outside of Sheldon graduated from Sheldon High School. Throughout her life she worked in various places as a skilled laborer. Luella loved living on the family farm with her husband, where they raised their family. She lived in Barton and Vernon counties all of her life. Luella enjoyed crocheting, and loved being a part of her family’s lives.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis E. Hagerman (Ralph), Lockwood, Mo.; one son, Clinton D. Driskel (Julie), Sheldon, Mo.; five grandchildren, Michael Hagerman (Robyn), Ozark, Mo., Jeremy Hagerman (Becki), Tahlequah, Okla., Lyddia Gilmore (Steve), Carl Junction, Mo., Clinton Driskel Jr., Bronaugh, Mo., Darcey Mize (Chris) Liberal, Mo.; one brother, Walter Ford (Mary), Sheldon, Mo.; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. In addition to her husband, Darce, she was preceded in death by her parents, and five siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Kent Garfield officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

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