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Frances Luella RussellPassing: March 12, 2021


Bride of Christ Fellowship

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 16th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, March 15th @ 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.


Sheeks Cemetery

Tuesday, March 16th

MITCHELLFrances Luella Russell, 77, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021, at the home of her daughter.

Born December 21, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Curtis and Dessie (Owen) Ray.  She married William David Russell February 29, 1960, and he preceded her in death January 26, 2019.

She was a homemaker and had been a cook and teacher at Head Start.  Luella was an active member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship where she played piano and assisted with funeral dinners.  She was a member of the Bread of Life Ministries and American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary. 

Luella enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially her roses.  She loved picking persimmons and selling pulp.  Luella was a great catfish cook.

William David (Deborah) Russell of Mitchell
Tena Louise (James “Jim”) Gaines of Mitchell
Amialia Diane (Tony) Nugent of Mitchell
  7 grandchildren
15 great-grandchildren
  2 great-great grandchildren
Edna Flo George of Orleans
special friends,
Mareta Moore and her dog, Buster
Teresa Buechler and her dog, Micah
 April Bex

Her parents; husband; siblings, Bill Burton, Lois White, and Marlene Early; and great-grandson, Silas Gaines, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Darlene R Haley Pinnick | Paoli
    Date: March 30, 2021
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your momma. She and Dave were Kathy's neighbors when Mike and I first got together 28 years ago and never I have met a sweeter person. Thinking of you and your family.
  2. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: March 17, 2021
    Willy & Debbie. Sorry for the loss of you mom. I always remember how nice she was. Would have stopped by the house to see her if not for so much drama there. Prayers to both of you.
  3. Guest: Susan Dixon | Oolitic, Indiana
    Date: March 13, 2021
    We are sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady. She gave of herself unconditionally to her family and friends. Till we meet again Love, Phil and Susan Dixon
  4. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, In
    Date: March 13, 2021
    So very sorry for your loss. Lou was a very special lady, Mother, Grandmother . To us a special friend and neighbor for many years. Thankful to have known her, we will cherish our memories of her and David. Gerry and Pauline
  5. Guest: Michelle L Porter | Orleans
    Date: March 13, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers
  6. Guest: Sheila (jackson) Bex | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 13, 2021
    Lou was my aunt and a very special lady. She will be missed but she is going home to be with David now so Rest In Peace and God Bless
  7. Guest: Evelyn Sue Conolty & Cora Pearl Keller. | Largo
    Date: March 13, 2021
    Sharing in the loss of your dear Mother and our cousin Luella, praise be to God she is now safely resting in the arms of Jesus, and is re-united with David.
  8. Guest: Sarah Houchin Jennings | Bedford In
    Date: March 12, 2021
    Diane, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I remember her sweet smile and how welcoming she was every time I saw her. I pray God’s peace over you at such a difficult time in your life.
  9. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 12, 2021
    Mom, We love You. Thank You for Everything You did for Us. You and Dad were Special Parents. Love You .We are going to Miss You but You are with Dad so that is ok. See you Both in the Future. Love You.