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Rheta Pressnell

Rheta Lynne Pressnell

October 19, 1944 - December 10, 2020
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Rheta Lynne Von Hagel Pressnell Rheta was born on October 19, 1944 to Richard Maron Von Hagel and Mildred Rivlin Von Hagel. She was their fourth child and first girl. She grew up in the South Oak Cliff neighborhood fo Dallas where she enjoyed going to the community pool to swim, being a Girl Scout and going on camping trips with her family. She attend Justin F. Kimball high school and graduated in 1962. After graduation, she worked at Southland Life Insurance company as mail courier. In January of 1966, she met Glen Allen Pressnell and married him on September 23, 1966. They settled in Midlothian. Allen worked at Tyler Refrigeration in Waxahachie and Rheta worked on preparing their home for a new arrival. Sadly on October 17, 1967 their first son, Brian Allen, was stillborn. In January of 1969, they added a daughter, Sherry Lynne, to their family. In May of 1973 they added a son, Harvey Matthew. They moved to land outside of Midlothian and built the house they would live in for over 30 years. They were faithful members of the Midlothian church of Christ where Allen served as a deacon and Rheta taught bible classes for decades. On February 11, 2001, Allen passed away. Rheta moved forward with her life as a widow at just 56. She joined a gym and became a staff member of Curves for several years. She also began a career working at the Midlothian church of Christ’s Sunshine Preschool Mother’s Day Out program as a bible teacher and aide to the school. She served in that role for 18 years and was heartsick when she was not able to return to her precious students this year. She was a devoted grandmother and made a point of being present at every school and sporting event she could. She loved the Christmas holiday and decorated every inch of her home. She loved buying presents and seeing them opened on Christmas morning. She was a devoted fan of the Dallas Cowboys although she sometimes muted the games so as not to listen to commentators if they did not express the same devotion to her team. In May 2020, she was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer and endured chemotherapy for months. Throughout she held close to her faith that God would lead her through this trial. She passed peacefully from this world to the next on December 10, 2020. She is preceded in death by her son Brian, her husband Allen, her parents and two of her brothers, Fritz and Paul Von Hagel. She is survived by her daughter Sherry Pressnell, her son Matt Pressnell and his wife Karrie and their children Taylor, Tatum and Tallen Pressnell and by her siblings- brother Richard Von Hagel, sister Kay Von Hagel and brother Thomas Von Hagel.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday December 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Tuesday December 14th, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Midlothian Church of Christ
    Address
    Midlothian, 1627 N. Hwy 67 TX 76065
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  • Service

    Tuesday December 14th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Tuesday December 14th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Midlothian Church of Christ
    Address
    Midlothian, 1627 N. Hwy 67 TX 76065
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    Location
    Midlothian Cemetery
    Address
    Midlothian, 9th Street TX 76065

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Matt, Sherry & Family; We were saddened to hear of Rheta’s passing. Thinking of you and wishing you peace & comfort. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers. Larry & LaNea
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