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Lila Driskill

Lila Ann (Silvey) Driskill, 80, passed away at Newman Regional Health in Emporia on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Lila was born May 4, 1933, in Rural Woodson County, the daughter of Marion Sr. and Lua (Vincent) Silvey. Lila was raised in rural Woodson County. She attended Yates Center schools and graduated from Yates Center High School in 1951.
Shortly after high school on June 17, 1951, Lila Silvey and Alva H. Driskill were united in marriage in Huntsville, Ark. The couple was blessed with four boys, Roger, Rodney, Ronnie and Randy. The couple continued to live in rural Yates Center where Lila worked for various people throughout her life. Lila did housekeeping for many people throughout her years, she often worked in Home Health helping those that were unable with their housework and other duties. Also she was employed at the local Variety Plus Store in Yates Center for numerous years. Lila was very nurturing and tended to put the needs of others ahead of herself. She was a devout member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Yates Center  where she also taught Sunday School and served as a deaconess for many years. Lila enjoyed quilting and especially spending time with her family. She found time for everyone it seemed, and was close with her brothers, sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lila Ann Silvey Driskill was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Alva H. Driskill on May 25, 1990, and her sons Roger in 1952 and Rodney in 1982; and brother, Burton Silvey.
She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Driskill and wife Vanessa and Randy Driskill and Lisa all of Yates Center. Lila is also survived by her brothers, Marion Silvey Jr. and wife Pat, Yates Center, Darrell Silvey and wife Paulette, Oxnard, Calif., Larry Silvey and wife Susan, Millington, Tenn., and Duane Silvey and wife Edie, Whidbey Island, Wash.; two granddaughters, Hope and Crystal; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. Lila is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lila Ann (Silvey) Driskill are planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Yates Center and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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