Donnie Lavern Schwell
Sept. 28, 1937 Dec. 28, 2018 Donnie Lavern Schell, 81, of Tulsa, Okla., died Dec. 28, 2018, at his home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Jane, Mo., to Hugh Franklin Schell and Velva LaFawn McCool Schell. He was raised in the Whittenburg Community and attended White Rock School. He married Shirley May Woodard before moving to Wichita, Kan., to work for Boeing Airlines. He then moved to Tulsa and retired from American Airlines. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a mechanic for Hershel Thompson Racing in Tulsa. He was of the Church of Christ faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley; a sister, Velda O’Brien (Harold).
Survivors include a son, Brad Schell (Becky) of Tulsa; a brother, Dennis Schell of Lanagan, Mo.; a sister, Zelda Henson (Troy) of Pineville, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Pea Ridge, Ark., with Tommy Burr officiating. Burial was in Pea Ridge Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at siscofuneralhome.net.