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  1. MaryAnn Leroy
    July 24, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    my heart goes out to all the family at this time. i know it is a big loss & leaves a huge hole in your hearts because she was just the sweetest,most fun lady and she loved her family so much. my prayers & love to each one of you.maryann


  2. Glen
    July 24, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Bill, Ruby, Bruce, Dennis, Marilyn and families,

    I am sorry for your loss of a very wonderful lady that I have always enjoyed. I will never forget her hospitality nor her laugh and sense of humor. I am still not sure if I can make it in for the funeral but want you to know that I am thinking of you all, as well as Dad, Mom and June, along with the rest of the family. I am happy to know that Aunt Ella is no longer suffering and in a much better place, although we will miss her. May God grant you peace in this time of sorrow. Wish I could be there. Love you all.


  3. Ruby
    July 25, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    My Mother was a wonderful lady loving, caring, giving, did not judge, fair, fun, funny, very smart. The only thing I have ever seen upset her was someone hurting any of her family. She got the greatest pleasure from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two days before she left us she was lying in her hospital bed playing zer-bert with her youngest great-granddaughter and smiling with pleasure. The little ones could get her to do about anything. She loved taking fishing trips, playing cards with family and friends. She would make you work for a win! Even when she was sedated she would save her energy to come up with a funny remark. They will be special memories for us. She would shake her finger at us when she felt us talking about her instead of to her. She wanted family and friends to come see her because they cared about her, not be cause she was not well. She was truly a very wonderful person. We will miss her dearly. Love, Ruby


    • Carlene Hill
      July 25, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

      I am so sorry to hear you lost your mother. I went over to see Richard at chemo and asked if you were there and he told me then. If we can do anything please don’t hesitate to ask as you have certainly done a lot for us.

      Keeping you and your family in my prayers.


  4. Dawn Davidson
    July 25, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    I will never know a more wonderful person than my aunt Ella. She was the kindest person with the most gentle spirit I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was the greatest aunt any niece could ask for. I do not have the words to express how much love I feel for this wonderful lady and her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who’s lives she has touched. What a wonderful woman. I will miss you Aunt Ella….Love Dawn Marie


  5. Linda Dotson
    July 25, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    Ruby, I’m so sorry. I know how your heart must ache. I pray that you and your family are comforted by the peace of Jesus.


  6. Jerry Harvey
    July 26, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    Bill, Ruby, Bruce , Dennis, and Marilyn you Mother was one of the kindest persons I have had the privilege of knowing. She always made you feel welcome and was always there for anyone in need. I am sure she will be missed by many and thought fondly of by even more. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.


  7. Pam Collier Pruett & Keith Pruett
    July 26, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Our heart goes with you along with prayers. Pam’s mother passed , so we understand . God’s Spirit is the comforter , He brings peace to you when you are in your quiet time & no one else is around. We care for you & your family.


  8. Barbara Russell
    July 26, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    To all the Russell family: My deepest sympathy for the lost of Aunt Ella. Even though I have not been around for some years, I have lots of great memories of being at the house and with the family. She was a loving, caring, gentle person. Her sense of humor was amazing. She touched so many peoples lives and made them better. I think of the family often. This is what Scott had to say on his facebook: My great aunt passed yesterday, one of the sweetest women I had ever had the pleasure of knowing! God rest her soul! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always.


  9. Mary Ann Stanley Risla
    July 26, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Sending my deepest sympathy for all of you and yours. I cannot imagine how sad it is to loose your mother. Also, thanks to Marilyn for being so good to mine. My thoughts and prayers really are with you.
    Love and Blessings,
    Mary Ann


  10. John Negri
    July 26, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    My condolences to the Russell family.


  11. Larry and Pam Coffman
    July 26, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    To All The Russell Family:

    We are so sorry for your lost. I had the pleasure of meeting your mom last year when we went on a trip to northern Missouri to visit the Amish. She was a great person to visit with. She shared with me stories of you kids, and how proud she was of each and everyone of one. She talked about her grandkids and all the little things they did. One thing she truly enjoyed was cooking for you and her time with you at lunch. Cheerish all those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Larry and Pam Coffman


  12. letha webster
    July 27, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    ruby: my condolences to you. although I did not know your mother, I know she must have been a loving, caring person because she had you. you are a most caring person; through all of the times with my chemo sessions, they would not be good ones unless you were there. may
    memories of happy times sustain you in your sorrow. God bless all of the family. letha webster


  13. Janice Goodman Powell
    July 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    My cousin Mary ann Leroy let me know about Ella, i just want to let you know how sorry i am for your loss, i remember coming to your house when we lived in west plains for a while when i was little, my mother lorene Driskell Goodman died almost 20 years ago and i still miss her every day, she loved her ella marie and we could always come to her house and we always had the best time there, she was so busy and happy and we were always welcome, i can still see her smiling face from long ago in my mind. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way and i wish all of you the best


  14. Bud & Marie Nale
    July 29, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    You have our deepest sympathy. Ella Marie was a special person. It was a pleasure knowing her from our teens up. She loved all of you very much and we know you have many wondeful memories. You are in our prayers.

    Bud & Marie


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