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Barbara L. (Helm) Driskell


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Barbara L. (Helm) Driskell Obituary

Barbara L. Driskell, 82, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away July 9, 2018, at the Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

Barbara was born June 4, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Lee J. Helm and Pearl (Robinson). She was a self-employed piano teacher for 50 + years for mostly children and teenagers. She was a member of Maywood Baptist Church in Independence, Mo., for 60 years, and Sycamore Hill Baptist Church for 18 years.

She graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo., where she was in Honors Society. She loved listening and playing music. Church life was an important aspect to her life. In the church she taught Sunday school for youth and young adults, was the choir teacher, played piano and read comical parades that she wrote.

Barbara married Joseph Driskell on Sept. 24, 1954, he survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Debra J. (Robert) Lynn of North Manchester, Ind.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by one son, Gary L. Driskell, who passed away in February 2008, and two sisters.

Barbara was a loving and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She and Joseph also had an open door policy to people that needed help and guidance.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, followed by a funeral service at noon, at Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052; with Pastor Robert Spradling officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133.

Condolences may be sent to mckeemortuary.com.

Arrangements: McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, 260-982-6700.
Published in The Examiner on July 13, 2018
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