Obituaries

Obituaries

Ouita N. Russell 1921 - 2011 Lawrence

Memorial services for Ouita N. Russell, 90, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.
She died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Medicalodges in Eudora.
She was born July 24, 1921, in Lamar, Ark., the daughter of Jess and Flora Bell Cowell Horton.
Mrs. Russell worked as a waitress at the Turnpike Restaurant and the Virginia Inn. She was also a secretary for Laming Ford Motor Company in Tonganoxie. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening and camping, and enjoyed several winters in Texas.
She married Walter Earl Russell on March 15, 1966, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death March 8, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters, Cleta Henak and husband Ron, of McLouth, Sandy Coulter and husband Jake, of Lawrence, and Debbie Nall, Lawrence; one son, Larry A. Andrews and wife Sue, of Lawrence; one stepson, Wayne “Andy” Andrews, Lawrence; one sister, Geneva Torneden, of Irving, Texas; and 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to Medicalodges Eudora or to Grace Hospice, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.