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
As soon as I saw her Beautiful face, so many wonderful memories came to mind from Emerson Elementary school. She was such a blessing me. Thank you God for the privilege of learning so much from. Mrs. Driesler.🙏
Brenda Sumner Shocksays
So sorry for your loss. I believe Mrs Dreisler was my teacher at Emerson school in Owensboro in the late 50s. I believe 5th or 6th grade. She was a great teacher and was so good to me. 🌹