Don­nie Lav­ern Sch­well

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY -

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.

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