Melba "Lucille" Shell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Melba "Lucille" Shell, 86, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014.

She was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Arkansas, the daughter of Earl and Melinda Lorne (Andrews) Slate. She was united in marriage to Robert Sprueill, who preceded her in death. To this union four children were born. On Dec. 3, 1993, in Miami, Okla., she married Tommy W. Shell, who preceded her in death on June 7, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Billy Sprueill and Robert Earl Sprueill and one sister, Lena Clark.

Survivors include: one son, Jay Dee Sprueill, of Exeter; one daughter, Mary Beck and her husband, Wayne, of Exeter; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in Arkansas. Services were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Tony Ball conducted the services.

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