Gilberetta "Gilly" CreelBentonville, AR, 1928 - 2010
Gilberetta "Gilly" Creel, 82, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Ark. She had been a resident of New Hope Health and Rehab for the last three years.
Gilberetta was born on September 30, 1928 in Superior, Neb., a daughter of Rufus Truman and Emma May Driggs. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed crafts.
She is survived by her two children, Curtis Mortensen of Rogers, Ark. and Carolyn O'Neal and husband Roger of Bentonville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Chad O'Neal and wife Amber of Ruston, La., and Bethanee Coerber and husband Bernie of Bentonville, Ark.; two great grandchildren, Camila and Mallory O'Neal; and one sister, Larine McKinney and husband Bob of Haskell, Texas. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clayton Mortensen; her second husband, O.L. Creel; a grandson, Lonnie Mortensen; two brothers, Raymond Driggs and Lawerence Driggs; and three sisters, Viola Nelson, Katherine Hendrix and Madeleine Platt.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home Chapel in Springdale, Ark. Chaplain Dave Hadsell will officiate the service with burial being held at the Bentonville City Cemetery. Please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign an online guest book.
Published October 30, 2010
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