Born June 16, 1923, in Naylor, Mo., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Blance Johnston Roberson, she was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon.
On Dec. 1, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Earl Cecil Dell, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Hawks; one infant son; two sisters, Lizzie Jones and Leona Tubbs and three brothers, Jack, Ben and Doc Roberson.
Survivors include two daughters, Diana Bentley and husband, Robert, of Paris, Tenn., and Marinda Thornbrough and husband, Brad, of Gideon; four sons, Donnie Dell and wife, Carolyn, of Gideon, Ronnie Dell and wife, Sheila, and Jon Dell, all of Malden, Mo., and Tony Dell and wife, Mary, of Morley, Mo.; one sister, Wilma Miller, of Festus, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, April 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon with the Rev. James Hamlett officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.