Ethel Louise Atterberry Driggers

08/08/1914 — 07/20/2002

From Nine, Mile, Falls, WA, US | Born in Wetumka, Oklahoma

Ethel Louise Atterberry Driggers

Ethel Louise Atterberry Driggers, 87, of Benton City, WA passed away on July 20, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Nine Mile Falls, WA.  She was born August 8, 1914, in Wetumka, Oklahoma.  She had lived in the Tri-Cities for 58 years.

She was a homemaker and throughout her life worked as a telephone operator, beautician, and a meat wrapper.  During her lifetime, Ethel enjoyed traveling, dancing, fishing trips, her family and many friends.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Benton City Tops 1016 for 15 years.  She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Hess and husband, Jack, Janice Slack and husband, Ed, and Judy Atterberry; and her sons, James Atterberry, Joe Atterberry, Jerry Atterberry and wife, Louise; brothers and wives, Dick and Bev Morris, Perry and Ruby Morris; and sisters and husbands, Marge and Lytle White, Jean and Roy Wade; sister, Nina Splawinski; and sister-in-law, Linda Morris; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Walter E. Atterberry in 1958 and C. B. Driggers in 1988, daughter, Betty Jane, stepdaughter, Jeannine, sister, Pauline Petty, and brothers, Jim and John C. Morris.

Services will be Wednesday, July 24th, at 1:00 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland.  Graveside services will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Benton City.   Viewing will be at Einan’s from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

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  • Dear Janice, Joe and all,

    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now. You know, some of my very best memories of growing up in Benton City include hours and hours at your house and all the fun we had back then. Your Mom was at the center of it. She always seemed to have so much patience with all of us and such a lot of kindness. She was certainly blessed with a good sense of humour! I particlarly loved being around near Christmas when your Mom made the only truly edible fruitcakes in the world and they were just wonderful. She made us all feel so welcome then and in these later years, I was fortunate to have a few nice visits with her that included that same warm welcoming smile. What a lovely lady!

    Please call or write and let me know how you’re doing. My heart goes out to you.

    Blessings,

    Elaine, Michael and Rob

    Elaine Ray Isenberg
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • She had the most beautiful smile that always reminded me of my father, We miss them both. You will be in our hearts forever.

    Mindie, Katie,Jared and Zachary
    November 4, 2014
    Torrance, CA, US
  • I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AUNT ETHEL. I HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT VISITING WITH HER AS I WAS GROWING UP. I WISH I COULD COME UP FOR THE SERVICES. I’LL TRULEY MISS MY AUNT ETHEL.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Dear Jo And Janice:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom and I know how hard it can hurt. Jo I moved up hear right after Kaleen’s death and got re-united with my first love.. Greg Volmer and I love the fishing. Have thought about you alot and wish you could catch a big King and a huge Halibut..I miss mom and dad so very much, if you cant write me and I have a block.. please call if you want,. 907-333-0096.. Anchorage Alaska…you are welcome any time and the fishing is the best in June, July and August…God Bless Betty and Greg Volmer….my love and prayers to you all.

    Betty Mae Fraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of the times you shared keep Ethel close to you always.

    Tony and Susie Morris

    Tony and Susie Morris
    November 4, 2014
    Waterloo, IL, US
  • Hello, Everyone.

    I’m so sorry we couldn’t be there, we send our love and best wishes.

    Ga-Ga, may you receive one blessing for every kindness you bestowed on others. Surely, you will spend eternity amoung the angels.

    “Little Janice” and Holly

    Janice Hampton
    November 4, 2014
    Austin, TX, US
  • Our love and prayers go with you.

    Art & Linda Noll
    November 4, 2014
    Oklahoma, City, OK, US
  • We were so saddened to hear of your mom’s death.Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. On behalf of my parents, Roy and Jeanne Wade and Steve and Jeannine McNeil

    Jeannine Wade McNeil
    November 4, 2014
    Indianapolis, IN, US
  • Dear Joann, Pete, Jerry, Janice and Joe –

    I too am saddened deeply by the loss of your mother. What a wonderful woman she was and what a wonderful sense of humor she had. She treated me as one of her own and I will miss her deeply.

    Marian Land
    November 4, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Dear Janice, Joe and all,

    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now. You know, some of my very best memories of growing up in Benton City include hours and hours at your house and all the fun we had back then. Your Mom was at the center of it. She always seemed to have so much patience with all of us and such a lot of kindness. She was certainly blessed with a good sense of humour! I particlarly loved being around near Christmas when your Mom made the only truly edible fruitcakes in the world and they were just wonderful. She made us all feel so welcome then and in these later years, I was fortunate to have a few nice visits with her that included that same warm welcoming smile. What a lovely lady!

    Please call or write and let me know how you’re doing. My heart goes out to you.

    Blessings,

    Elaine, Michael and Rob

    Elaine Ray Isenberg
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • She had the most beautiful smile that always reminded me of my father, We miss them both. You will be in our hearts forever.

    Mindie, Katie,Jared and Zachary
    November 4, 2014
    Torrance, CA, US
  • I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AUNT ETHEL. I HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT VISITING WITH HER AS I WAS GROWING UP. I WISH I COULD COME UP FOR THE SERVICES. I’LL TRULEY MISS MY AUNT ETHEL.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Dear Jo And Janice:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom and I know how hard it can hurt. Jo I moved up hear right after Kaleen’s death and got re-united with my first love.. Greg Volmer and I love the fishing. Have thought about you alot and wish you could catch a big King and a huge Halibut..I miss mom and dad so very much, if you cant write me and I have a block.. please call if you want,. 907-333-0096.. Anchorage Alaska…you are welcome any time and the fishing is the best in June, July and August…God Bless Betty and Greg Volmer….my love and prayers to you all.

    Betty Mae Fraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of the times you shared keep Ethel close to you always.

    Tony and Susie Morris

    Tony and Susie Morris
    November 4, 2014
    Waterloo, IL, US
  • Hello, Everyone.

    I’m so sorry we couldn’t be there, we send our love and best wishes.

    Ga-Ga, may you receive one blessing for every kindness you bestowed on others. Surely, you will spend eternity amoung the angels.

    “Little Janice” and Holly

    Janice Hampton
    November 4, 2014
    Austin, TX, US
  • Our love and prayers go with you.

    Art & Linda Noll
    November 4, 2014
    Oklahoma, City, OK, US
  • We were so saddened to hear of your mom’s death.Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. On behalf of my parents, Roy and Jeanne Wade and Steve and Jeannine McNeil

    Jeannine Wade McNeil
    November 4, 2014
    Indianapolis, IN, US
  • Dear Joann, Pete, Jerry, Janice and Joe –

    I too am saddened deeply by the loss of your mother. What a wonderful woman she was and what a wonderful sense of humor she had. She treated me as one of her own and I will miss her deeply.

    Marian Land
    November 4, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM, US
  • To my family. I’m so incredibly saddened that my GaGa is gone. I loved her so much. She was truly the matriarch of this family and will be greatly missed. I was not fortunate enough to have grown up with her on a year-round basis, but she was always there for me, no matter what. I wish that I could be there with you all to cry and to laugh a little too. GaGa had a wicked sense of humor and I think she would have appreciated a little laughter right now. God bless all of you. I’ve never felt so far away. I miss you all and am thinking of you. I love you all. Lori

    Lori Slagle
    November 4, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Pete, Jerry, JoAnne, Janice and Joe;

    Marsha and I are very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Judy called us as soon as she heard. Marsha and I have been remenising and she fondly recalls the time she roomed with your mom in 1972. Ethel was a very good friend to her. She especially appreciated the fine meals she cooked and the ready ear. Ethel was like a second mom to me. I remeber the trips we used to take to Benton City and the great meals followed by home made ice cream.

    You are all in our prayers and we are going to miss Ethel.

    God Bless you and keep you in His arms.

    Love,

    Monty and Marsha

    Monty and Marsha Fields
    November 4, 2014
    Electric, City, WA, US