Marjorie "June" Russell
June Russell, 95, of Springfield, died at 12:13 am, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her home. She was born June 8, 1922 in Springfield, to Richard and Grace (Modlin) Fortman. She married Brooks Russell on April 26, 1941 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2000.
June is survived by her children, Richard “Dick” (Wava) Russell of North Ridgeville, OH, Duane (Julia) Russell of Nebraska City, NE, David (Erlene) Russell of Leroy, Ed (Rose) Russell of Springfield; Dee Easley of Springfield and Penny Russell of Springfield; one step-daughter, Mary Edith Hardy of Texas; twenty-six grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Ted (Cindy) Russell and a grandson, Jason (Melissa) Ramsay.
She retired from Horace Mann Insurance Company where she worked as a Supervisor in Underwriting, retiring in 1988.
She enjoyed her yard full of flowers, her vegetable garden and watching all the birds, which she fed all year long.
Visitation: 11:30 am – 1pm, Monday, September 11, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Monday, September 11, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield, with Reverend Martin Woulfe officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charitable organization that may be near and dear to the heart of the giver, as June was always doing for others and would want to be remembered that way.