Phoebe Marie Driggs

March 16, 2020

Phoebe Marie Driggs, 90, of Frankfort, died Monday, March 16, 2020 at St. Mary Healthcare in Lafayette, Indiana.  She was born on May 9, 1929 in Mead, Nebraska to Tracy Ellsworth and Elsie (Watt) Mumford, she married Bernard Duwayne Driggs on December 31, 1949 in Omaha and he preceded her in death on November 22, 1996, together they raised three children.

Phoebe was a 1947 graduate of Beatrice High School.  She worked with her husband and was Executive Secretary at Driggs Insurance Agency in Omaha, NE for over 30 years.  She was a member and taught Sunday school and Bible studies at Eastside Christian Church and attended New Life Assembly of God in Frankfort.  Her other memberships included Eastern Star and General Federation of Women’s Clubs, where she held local, district, and state positions.  She was on the Sarpy County Extension Board, and volunteering at the Midlands Hospital where she served on their foundation board.  She was an avid reader and was known to read a book a day.


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.  Private Graveside Service will be held at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend, NE at a later date.  The family requests that you keep them in your prayers and send online condolences in lieu of being present due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Survived by:

She is survived by Sons: Eric Bernard (Marcia) Driggs of Omaha, NE and Daniel Tracy (Linda) Driggs of Frankfort, IN; Daughter: Cynthia Marie (Frank) Kneedler of Creston, IA; Grandchildren: Chris, Adam, Jessica, Janelle, Marie, and Crystal; 14 Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Phoebe Marie Driggs”

  1. Ann HIghley March 18, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, my friends. I have missed Phoebe in our Sunday school meetings. She often had a story to relate, usually with a funny or good lesson for us. She was a fine lady. God bless you.

  2. Doris Jackson March 18, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    You all are in my heart and prayers as you say goodbye to your mother, grandma, and mother-in-law.
    Doris Jackson

  3. Scott Kinzie March 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    From the artists of Art IN Hand Gallery, Dan and Linda – we are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Marion Kneedler March 18, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Marion Kneedler

  5. Claire Seybold March 19, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother as a sweet, kind person. I am holding you in my thoughts.
    (Dan and I dated in high school.) Claire Seybold

  6. Nancy and Rick Noda March 19, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    We are very sorry for your family’s loss. We knew Phoebe and Bernie for their many many years of service to Midlands Community Hospital and our patients. Phoebe was such a leader and a compassionate organizer. They were great partners in so many ways and so many benefited from their caring, and as I remember, great sense of humor all the while making such a difference. Our prayers include you all and the blessings of her life well lived.

  7. Kathy Sinnett March 21, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    To the children, family of Phoebe, we were so sad to see in the paper that Phoebe died. But 90 years old is a good life! We think of your parents so often out here on Capehart Road and they would be astounded the speedway that was built out here. Three lanes and it’s busy, but we have the frontage road and that is good. Please know that we thought so much of your parents and are holding you all in prayer.
    Ron & Kathy Sinnett

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