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Creston News-Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa

OBITUARY - EVA MARIE (DRISKELL) SOBOTKA, Diagonal

DIAGONAL - Eva Marie SOBOTKA, 83, of Diagonal died Sunday evening, Sept. 25, 1988, at Greater Community Hospital in Creston.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Diagonal. The Rev. Eydie STEPHENS will officiate with burial in the Bohemian Cemetery at Diagonal. A family night will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home here [Diagonal]. A memorial has been established to the United Church of Diagonal or the Iowa Commission for the Blind.

Mrs. SOTOBKA (sic) was born Nov. 7, 1904, near Diagonal to Walter Jacob and Ida Mae (BROWN) DRISKELL. She married Andrew SOBOTKA Feb. 14, 1923, in Diagonal and he died in [Feb. 10] 1982. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the Diagonal community. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Diagonal, and a charter member of the Wednesday Club.

Survivors include five sons, Bernard Andrew of Ellston, Walter Joe and Charles Eugene of Diagonal, Wallace Edward of Benton, and Elbert Lee of Zearing; three daughters, Margaret Louise (Mrs. Darwin) McGINNIS of Taber, Mary Maxine (Mrs. Bill) MYERS of Missouri Valley, and Sheryl Sue (Mrs. Carroll) STRANGE of Virginia Beach, Va.; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don DRISKELL of Creston; and four sisters, Margaret RICKER of Mount Ayr, and Ethel WINN, Mildred (Mrs. George) MIERS, and Irene (Mrs. Bob) STATT of Creston.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 06, 1988

OBITUARY ~ Eva SOBOTKA

Eva Marie DRISKELL SOTOBKA, oldest daughter of Walter Jacob DRISKELL and Ida Mae BROWN DRISKELL, was born November 7, 1904 near Diagonal, Iowa, and passed away at the Greater Community Hospital, Creston, Iowa, on September 25, 1988, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 18 days. She attended Fairview country school and Diagonal High School.

On February 14, 1923, she was united in marriage to Andrew Joseph SOBOTKA at the Methodist parsonage in Diagonal. They began their marrired life on Andrew's home farm where she has resided for the past 65 years. This union was blessed with eight children.

Eva was a member of the Methodist Church and the United Church of Diagonal and a member of W.S.C.S. She was a charter member of the Wednesday Club. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading and embroidery work until her eyesight failed in recent years. She also loved gardening and was eager to share her garden produce.

Survivors include her children: Margaret Loise McCINNIS and husband, Darwin, of Tabor, Iowa; Mary Maxine MYERS and husband, William, of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Bernard Andrew and wife, Marilyn, of Ellston, Iowa; Walter Joseph and wife, Bernadine, of Diagonal, Iowa; Elbert Lee and wife, Janis, of Zearing, Iowa; and Sheryl Sue STRANGE and husband, Carroll, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret RICKER of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Ethel WINN, Mildred MIERS and IRene STUTT of Creston, Iowa, and one brother, Donald DRISKELL of Creston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew, and one brother, Everett DRISKELL of Creston, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 28, from United Church of Diagonal, conducted by Rev. Eydie STEPHENS. Music was provided by Bob BECKER and Margaret TAYLOR.

Casketbearers were Mark SOTOBKA, Kenneth SOBOTKA, Steve SOBOTKA, Jon SOBOTKA, Rick SOBOTKA and Ted RICKER, Jr. Burial was in the Bohemian Cemetery near the family farm southwest of Diagonal.

Memorial gifts will go to Iowa Commission for the Blind and United Church of Diagonal.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012

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