Della R. Orey, 90, of rural Marshall, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Dr. Phil Soto and William W. Harlow officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bethany Baptist Church or Marshall Senior Center and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 21, 1922, in New Cambria, she was the daughter of the late William Mitchell Dille and Esther Mae Wilson Dille. She was raised in the Saline County area where she was a 1940 graduate of Marshall High School. On April 26, 1942, in Saline County, she married Clee Carl Orey, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1998. She attended Central Missouri State Teacher's College, where she graduated in 1972, and then taught at Elm Grove Elementary School, in the Fort Osage School District for 14 years. She lived in Independence for many years and then returned to Marshall in 1997. She was a member of Missouri State Teacher's Association, a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star and served on the board of Marshall Senior Center, as well as volunteering there for many years. She was a current member of Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include two sons, William C. Orey and his wife, Sharon, of Hartsburg and Wayne E. Orey and his wife, Barbara, of rural Marshall; six grandchildren, Kenneth Boyce, Tari Jean Fitzgerald, Marcella Staley, Julie Orey, Jerad Orey and Joelle Orey; nine great-grandchildren, Ahmya Boyce, Alyssa Fitzgerald, Aiden Boyce, Rachel Fitzgerald, Wrenn Orey, Lily Staley, Ana Boyce, Sinjin Staley and Tatum Turley; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Phillip Dille.
Additional information provided per family recompense.