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Hazel R. RussellPassing: May 22, 2011


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,May25,2011, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday,May24,2011, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday,May25,2011, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Hazel R. Russell, 95, Mitchell, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born July 20, 1915, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Wilford and Ada Cleo (Gilliatt) Parks. She married Oliver Russell May, 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She was employed 16 years at JayC Food Store. Hazel was a former member of the Spring Mill Homemakers Unit 1 Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, and Fleur de Lis. She also had served on the Lawrence County Election Board.

Hazel graduated in 1933 from Mitchell High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving: grandchildren,
Brandt (Allyson) Baughman, Chesterton
and their son, Asher
Autumn Baughman, Mitchell
Doel (Keri) Baughman, Clarksville, Tennessee
and their children, Brenna and Torin
Mary Frances (Mel) Kornfield, Tamarac, Florida
sister in law,
Kathryn Parks, Mitchell

Her parents; husband; daughter, Nancy Baughman; infant son, Michael Russell; and brothers, Clifford Parks, Lowell Parks, and Robert Parks, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 25, 2011
  2. Guest: Susie Breidenbach | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 24, 2011
    I'm sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
  3. Guest: Rita Pinney | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 24, 2011
    Doel, Autumn, and Brandt: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. I know you have many wonderful memories to cherish.
  4. Guest: The Staff of Indiana Dunes State Park | Chesterton, IN
    Date: May 23, 2011
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hazel our prayers and thoughts will be with you all this week.
  5. Guest: Dianna Huston | valpo, IN
    Date: May 23, 2011
    You all have my deepest sympathy. I know how special she was to everyone. She must have been a special person to raise such wonderful grandchildren. What a blessing for her to know her great grandson Asher before she had to go home.
  6. Guest: vewebDena (Tanksley) Sons | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 23, 2011
    My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always remember her as my grandma's (Oma Mae Holt)kind and sweet neighbor and the mother of a very special lady.(Nancy) My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  7. Guest: Harold and Dolly Deckard | Heltonville, IN
    Date: May 23, 2011
    Brandt & Allyson, Autumn, Doel & Keri I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. Even though we know that time is getting short we are never fully prepared for the emptiness we feel. We are praying for you and your families.
  8. Guest: Melanie Deckard | Heltonville, IN
    Date: May 23, 2011
    Brandt and Allyson I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't know your grandmother personally but I have always heard such wonderful things about Hazel. It is definitely my loss that I never got to meet such a special lady. Hopefully someday I will get that opportunity.