Nelda Joyce Rager

April 8, 1937 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 84)

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Nelda “Joyce” (Driggars) Rager, 84 of Kellyville, Oklahoma went home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2021.

Joyce was born on April 8, 1937, to Benjamin and Mary (McMullen) Driggars.  She was the 9th out of 10 children.  She graduated from Seagoville High School in 1955.  Her last job was medical billing clerk in Mesquite, Texas and she retired in 2008.

Her hobbies were making beautiful birthday cards for her family and friends, fishing, birds, playing at the casino and traveling.

Mom said her only accomplishments were “living to be old” but she did so much more for anyone who needed her.  She was caring, loving and compassionate to everyone she ever met.  She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her children:

Dennis and wife, Cathy Dickerson, Steve and wife, Jamie Dickerson, Jeff and wife, Charlynn Dickerson, Ray and wife, Regina Dickerson, Donna and husband, Terry Russell, Michael Don Rager, Lester and wife, Carol Rager, Jimmy and wife, Angela Rager.

Sisters: Lois Marie Allen and Emma Jean Hash, numerous grandkids, great grandkids and special friends-Ruth Hauntz and her Casino Family.

She is preceded in death by:

Her spouse, Vernon Rager, her parents, Benjamin and Mary Driggars, her sons, Benjamin Rager, Ray Lee Rager, Barry Lynn Rager

Sisters, Cynthia Lou Dean, Vera Jo Ferrer, Hughie Hughlene - (Booger Red)

Brothers, Garvin Leonard Driggars, Billy Frank Driggars, Dewey Roscoe Driggars and Aubrey Paul Driggars

A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 9,2021 at 4:00 pm at the Russell Home.

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, Oklahoma.


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