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
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
I taught with Roberta and she was a wonderful lady! So sorry to read about her passing. My condolences to all of you.
Mary Bastin Fenwicksays
You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for the loss of your mother. Eddie and Mary (Bastin) Fenwick
Faye Scott Tackettsays
My Deepest Condolences Steve and Becky, to you and your families. I remember your beautiful mother from parties I attended at your home in Junior High and Highschool. Prayers of comfort to all.
Very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Driesler was an incredible educator. I had her in 6th grade at Southern Middle School in Owensboro, some 45 years ago. I found out through a group text with friends that also had her as a teacher. We all remembered our poetry books. She was able to teach a bunch of scruffy middle school boys poetry. We only cared about sports . Happy to see she lived a long life and touched many people. God bless her soul.
Susan Shacklett Belchersays
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am Mary Shacklett's daughter and know how much my mom loved her. Mom passed away in May so I know she was there to greet your mom. She was a wonderful lady and I know they are all rejoicing in heaven together again. Peace and blessings to all of you!