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Emily Mae Russell

 

JONESVILLE — Services for Emily Mae Russell, of Jonesville, who died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 28, in Jonesville, 36 hours before the love of her life, her husband of 74 years, Joseph Darby Russell died, were 2 p.m. Saturday at Utility Baptist Church in Jonesville with the Rev. James Foster and the Rev. Mike Russell officiating.

Burial followed at Locust Grove Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville.

Mrs. Russell was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Sturgis, Ky., the daughter of Clarence James Bryant Hunt and America Mason Hunt.

At the age of 18, she moved to Indianapolis, Ind., to work in the ammunition plant during World War II. She was a school teacher and a member of Utility Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Darlene LaPrarie; two brothers, James Clarence and Eugene Hunt; and two sisters, Lucille Hunt and Mary Agnes Cain.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph C. Russell and wife, JoAnn, Douglas Wayne Russell and Jimmy Randall Russell and wife, Lisa, all of Jonesville; son-in-law, Donald Wayne La Prarie; two sisters, Mildred Bloodworth of Waterloo, Ill, and Viti Lea Tackett and husband, Floyd, of Cabot, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Scott Russell, Josh Russell, Matthew Russell, Charlie Coates, Phillip LaPrarie and Jacob LaPrarie.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at youngsfh.com.

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