Gilberetta "Gilly" Creel

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 to sign an online guest book.

Published October 30, 2010

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