Leola Russler

Leola L. “Dee” Russler, 89, formerly of Bushnell, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at Avon Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 23, 1907, in Table Grove, a daughter of Lee and Edna Heaton Fawcett. She married Ralph E. Russell on May 8, 1925, in Bushnell. He died Nov. 14, 1981. One son, Ralph Jr., three brothers, four sisters and two half brothers also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Rhodes of Bushnell; one sister, Nel Bailey of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Bushnell United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. Calling hours will be after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

[Laura’s note: Leola’s husband’s name was published as Ralph Russell in the Argus obit, which is incorrect; it should be Russler. I have confirmed this by checking the 1940 census.]

 

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/6/1997

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