PAWNEE ROCK — Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Russell was a member of the Pawnee Rock Christian Church, Retired Reserves and was a past Boy Scout Leader.
Survivors include, three daughters, Rosalie Burns of Prescott, Ariz., Jacquie Haynes (Steve) of Culloden, Ga., and Lynda Russell Wilson (Ralph) of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Mark Russell (Linda) of Melvern, and Wade Russell (Leanne) of Hudson; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Russell and Jacquie Williamson; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Stanley Frank Russell; and a sister, Opal Russell.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Trinity Community Church with Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Burial will follow at the Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Melvern Methodist Church Building Fund or the Hudson Development Fund in care of the funeral home.
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St. John, KS 67576
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 17, 2013