May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:00 am Mt. Carmel Friends Church
4-8 p.m Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
John W. Russell, 92 years, of Urbana, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 09, 2009 in Heartland of Urbana. He was born July 9, 1916 in West Liberty, the son of John Wesley and Cora (Newman) Russell.
He was a 1934 graduate of North Lewisburg High School. He was also a member of the Mt. Carmel Friends Church.
John had a love for airplanes, enjoyed spending time out in the fields farming. He also loved visiting with friends and family.
He is survived by his sons, Meredith P. (Evelina) Russell of Cable & Wayne (Judy) Russell of Urbana; his grandchildren, Paul (Pam) Russell, John (Gina) Russell, Pam Field, Jimmy (Stacy) Russell, Brooke (Anthony) Spina, Shad Russell, George J. Shirk Jr., Julie M. Shirk & Juanita L. Shirk; 14 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; his sister, Hazel Overfield of Urbana; his brothers, Edward Russell of Urbana & Clyde Russell of Cable; as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
John is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ethel Fay (Hall) Russell, his son, Martin L. Russell.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 -8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the FREWSHWATER, MCDONALD, & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, in the Mt. Carmel Friends Church, Cable, Ohio with Pastor Michael Will officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Friends Church, 3470 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd., Cable, OH 43009.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com