Mrs. Russell was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Des Moines, New Mexico, to Ethel Campbell and Rev. Thomas M. Blacklock. She attended A.C. Jones High School and Howard Payne University and married Eugene Lee Russell in Beeville on Sept. 21, 1943. She was a bookkeeper for Coca-Cola Bottling Company and was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lee Russell, on Sept. 12, 1984.
Survivors include two children, Walter Russell and Glenna "Wendy Jo" Nienhouse; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel.
The funeral service was conducted Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Traylor officiating. Musical selections included “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace.” Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Walter Russell, Steven Nienhouse Sr., Steven Nienhouse Jr., Bruce Salzman and Joshua Cano.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home