Russell died at 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at her residence in Cadiz of natural causes.
She was born Tuesday, September 29, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Walter King and Margaret (Mitchell) King. Russell was a retired registered nurse; she was a member of Cadiz Presbyterian Church, a volunteer at Trigg County Hospital and a member of Tri Kappa at the first United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Ind.
Russell was preceded in death by her father, Walter King, her mother Margaret (Mitchell) King and one brother, Bob King.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Russell of Cadiz, one son, Tom Russell, wife Regina, of Mount Vernon, Ind., two daughters, Deb Obendorf, husband Jim, of Piedmont, Calif., and Jane Brooks, husband Doug, of Washington, Mo., seven grandchildren, Stephanie Russell Yellig, Samantha Russell, Will Russell, Anne Obendorf, J.P. Obendorf, Russell Brooks and Ryan Brooks.