Obituary of Mary Driskell
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Mary H. Driskell of Suffolk, Virginia, formerly of West Liberty passed away April 15, 2008, at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA after a courageous battle with cancer.
The family will receive friends and family at St. Joseph's Church in West Liberty, Iowa, on Saturday, May 3, from 10 AM to 11 AM with a funeral mass being held at 11 A.M. with Rev. Dennis Martin officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the American Cancer Society or Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in West Liberty. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements.
Mary was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on November 22, 1945, to Walter and Helen Harney Reier. She graduated from West Liberty High School in 1964 and attended Marycrest College and the University of Iowa. She married Michael Driskell on August 5, 1967, in West Liberty, Iowa. Along with being a homemaker she worked at the Iowa City and Clinton newspapers and was manager of the Danville, Illinois, Tennis Club. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren, loved being with friends and family, and always enjoyed a good book.
She is survived by her husband, Michael, of Suffolk, Virginia; four children Elizabeth Lyon of Jackson, New Jersey; John Driskell and wife Clare of Austin, Texas; Susan Spangler and husband Jim of Norfolk, Virginia; Daniel Driskell and friend Anna Macumber of Virginia Beach, Virginia; seven grandchildren: Ryan, Samantha, Erin and Abigail Lyon, Jonathon and Lillianna Driskell, Mary Lynn Spangler, and one step-grandchild Joseph Totten, one brother Tom Reier and wife Denise of Inola, Oklahoma, one sister-in-law Patricia Reier of Bettendorf, Iowa, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jim Reier.