Charles Wilbur Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Larned Healthcare Center, 1114 W. 11th in Larned. Hosts for the event will be his children, Rosalie (Russell) Burns, Mark Russell, Jacquie (Russell) Haynes, Lynda (Russell) Wilson, and Wade Russell.
Charles was born on Nov. 17, 1922 in Kansas. A resident of Pawnee Rock for most of his life, he is retired from the National Guard. His wife Berdene died in July 2008. He has four children are Rosalie Burns of Prescott, Ariz.; Mark and Linda Russell of Melvern; Jacquie and Steve Haynes of Culloden, Ga.; Lynda and Ralph Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Wade and Leanne Russell of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Darrin Shelton, Jody Kramps, Scott Shelton, Julie Gorman, Reva Williams, Treva Williams, Christopher Wilson; and seven great-grandchildren.