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Verna R. Russell

Birth Date: January 18, 1923
Death Date: January 15, 2018

Verna R. Russell, 94, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at her home.

Verna was born January 18, 1923, in Decatur, IL to Alexis Byron and Anna (Stroyeck) Collins. She married Frank Eugene Russell, Sr. On December 14, 1939, in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 25, 1979.

She is survived by two children, Frank (Kandi) Russell, Jr. of Decatur and Carolyn Hosler of Decatur; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; and one brother, Eugene Paul Collins.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Verna Russell will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Adam Ray, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church before the service. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church 2727 N Union St, Decatur, IL 62526.

The family of Verna Russell is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the obituary online, send condolences, and share memories at

Funeral Service
January 18, 2018
11:00 am
St. John's Lutheran Church
2727 N. Union Street Decatur, IL 62526
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January 18, 2018
10:00 am
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St. John's Lutheran Church
2727 N. Union Street Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Carolyn,
    I am sorry for the loss of your Mother. We were your neighbors a long time ago, on 27th street, I was 3 when we moved there. I am Marcia {McGuire} Burg my Sister Vicki and Jc & Beverly McGuire our Parents. Good Memories!
    God be with you and Yours forever & ever,

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