Will J. Schell

Will Schell

Will J. Schell

Will J. Schell, 89, of Berryville, Ark., died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023.

He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Benton County, Ark., to Lester J. Schell and Offa Schell Epperson. He was united in marriage with Lavonna Helmlinger on Oct. 6, 1979, and they spent almost 44 years together. He was a master water well contractor. He was of the Christian faith and attended Grandview Baptist Church in Berryville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Melony Gaylene Schell; and daughter, Kimberly Alesa Schell.

He is survived by his wife, Lavonna Schell; sisters, Dalene Toovey (Charles) of Staplehurst, Neb., and Patsy Graves of Rogers, Ark.; daughter, Regina Schell LeRoy of Stockton, Calif.; stepchildren, Laurel Ashworth, Greg Patty, Kent Patty, Deneen Foster (Terry), all of Berryville, Pat Galley (Robert) of Waxahachie, Tex.; grandchildren, Daelana Burrell, Tyler Ashworth (Crystal), Destiny Osnes (Jarred), Ciera Foster, Darby Foster, Josh Hamilton; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was on Aug. 17 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. His funeral was at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at Grandview Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762, Farmer Community Fund, P.O. Box 783, Berryville, AR 72616.

Arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Service, and online condolences may be sent to nelsonfuneral.com.