Mildred L. Russell

Mildred L. Russell, nee Smith, 85, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Tuesday, January 4, 1927, in Du Quoin, IL, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Saint Louis, MO.

Mildred worked as a Bank Teller for over 40 years serving at 1st Illinois Bank and the National Stockyard Bank. She was a member of Washington Park Assembly of God and a former Sunday School Teacher for over 20 years.  She was a fan of the Steve Davis Club (Elvis Impersonator) and also loved to crochet, knit and embroidery.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Wilbur E. Russell
  • Parents: Albert J. and Ollie Irene, nee Moore, Smith
  • Brother: Albert E. Smith Jr.
  • Sister: Nelline Church

Surviving are her:

  • Sons
    • Wilbur "Bill" (Roxie) Russell of Topeka, KS
    • John Russell of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Brothers
    • Ora (Muacie) Smith of Mantino, IL
    • Sam Smith of Lenzburg, IL
    • Melvin (Alice) Smith of Cutler, IL
    • John (Ruth) Smith of Percy, IL
    • Kenneth (Patsy) Smith of Cutler, IL
    • Robert (Kathy) Smith of Cutler, IL
  • Sisters
    • Patsy (Jerry) Briley of Cutler, IL,
    • Carol (Jim) Lively of Ava, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • April (Chris) Meyer
    • Lindy Russell
    • Elizabeth Russell
    • John Russell Jr.
    • Jacob Russell
  • 5 Great-Grandchildren
  • Sister-in-Law: Marjorie (Eugene) Haas of Sebring, FL
  • Dear Friend: Dwight Bethard of Maryville, IL
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cutler, IL.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, October 19, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Mildred L. Russell:

    Bill, John and family:

    Mildred (Midge) was a dear friend and I will always remember her as a very special "sister-in-law".
    She is with her dear husband (my brother, Bill) and many of her friends and relatives in a beautiful place we call "Heaven". Many of us look forward to joining her when our time is through on this earth. Our days are numbered and only the Lord knows when He will call us Home. Our love and prayers to all of you. Aunt Margie and Uncle Eugene

    Marjorie Haas Sebring Florida 33870