OVERBROOK — Darrell L. Revell, 61, passed away on Jan. 31, at his home in rural Overbrook. While his childhood days were spent in Great Bend, he lived most of his adult life in the Topeka area. Darrell was born on Jan. 29, 1954, at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Hospital in Limestone, Maine. Darrell was born the oldest of three children to Eloise C. (Bryant) Jones and Cleo O. Revell, Jr., and had two brothers, Michael R. Revell, from Yukon, Okla., and Ronald L. Revell, of Plano, Texas. He was married to Michele E. Schwartzkopf Revell for 21 years, until her passing from cancer on Oct. 06, 1995. He then married Jean Rochelle Revell in 1997 until 2004. Michele and Darrell had three children, Heather E. Stout (husband, Micha Stout, and son, Preston), Randee R. Revell (husband, Evan Gitomer), and Tyson L. Revell (wife, Katie Hook Revell, and son, William). In 1972, he graduated from Great Bend High School, the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1976, and later earned his MBA from Washburn University in 1994. His primary employers were the Kansas Department of Labor from 1978-1984 and Collective Brands (formerly Payless Shoe Source) from 1984-2007.
Darrell was known as a person who loved his family, played with his family, and enjoyed time with his family. To celebrate a life lived well, a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3625 SW Wanamaker Road in Topeka, on Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Neil Buono. Family visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. A private graveside service will be held at a later date, at the Great Bend Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (POP) or Kansas University Cancer Center (KUCC) or University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) or to a charity of choice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 3, 2015