Thursday 12th of July 1923 - Tuesday 11th of January 2022
Roberta Driesler, 98, of Lexington, formerly of Owensboro passed away on January 11, 2022. She was born in Woodford County KY to the late Robert and Ruby Collins. Roberta was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro where she taught Sunday School for over 15 years. She taught 27 years in the Owensboro School system and was past president of Alpha Delta Kappa an altruistic national teacher’s sorority. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working in her yard. She also enjoyed UK basketball and professional tennis. She was much loved by her family, friends and her many care givers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Morris Driesler and two brothers Jack Collins and Stephen Collins. Roberta is survived by her two children Stephen Driesler, (Lu) Lexington and Rebecca (Chip) Farris, Richmond. She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren Steve Driesler (Catherine), Louisville, Amy Driesler (Sarah), Portland OR and Frank (Jodi) Reaves, Beattyville. One great grandchild Avery Reaves, Beattyville. She will be greatly missed by her loving sister Jane Thomas, Anderson SC. In addition, she is survived by two step grandchildren Dai Barth, Richmond VA and Dana (Matt) Bennsky, Fairfax VA. and her niece Brenna (Karl) Jaeger, Milton GA and nephew Robert (Risa) Wallace, Monroe GA.
The services and burial will be private. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Bluegrass Care Navigators a Hospice organization Bluegrass Care Navigators (bgcarenav.org) or to St. Joseph Peace Mission. www.stjosephpeacemission.com
Dawn Mauzy Peachsays
Mrs. Driesler was so dear to so many. Not only did she make a huge impact as a middle school teacher, but she always seemed to remember her students over the years. I will never forget her reaching out to us after we lost our baby many years ago. I can only imagine how many stories like this are out there. To this day, every time I hear a familiar poem, I think of her. Sending our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
I can’t think back on my childhood without thinking about Mrs. Driesler! She was an amazing teacher, and will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I am so glad that we got to visit with her shortly after my own mother passed away. She sat with us and told great stories of my Mom. I know my Mom greeted her with a big hug in heaven. So very sorry for your loss. She was loved by so many. Sincerely, Molly Martin Woods
Jenny Martin Grubbsays
I am so very sorry to hear this. Mrs. Driesler was loved by all of the Martin’s- I spent many afternoons at her house where she tutored me. I adored her.
Pam Sublett Burnssays
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of growing up on Spencer Drive. It was a wonderful time of playing outside until the street lights came on! Everyone felt that we were welcome at each home! I can count at least 12 of the “kids” that were blessed to be a part of that special time! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
“Ro” was dearly loved by everyone that knew her. She was a wonderful sister to my Mother and an amazing Aunt to me. My girls adored her. She will be greatly missed.
Becky and Dennis Crabtreesays
Mrs. Driesler was a great teacher at Emerson Elementary. I had her in 5th and 6th grades and Dennis had her in 6th where we were in the same grade. She did a fantastic job teaching both grades in split classes, balancing half 5th and half 6th. My great Emerson teachers, Mrs. Hayden and Mrs. Driesler, led me to become a lifelong elementary teacher. Becky Crabtree