|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1928|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2012|
Margaret Jeanne Russell, 84, a longtime resident of rural Altoona, Kansas, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born September 1, 1928 in Neodesha, Kansas, the daughter of Harry and Agnes "Marie" (Steele) Green. Margaret was a 1946 graduate of Altoona High School.
On October 17, 1954 at the Altoona United Methodist Church, Margaret was united in marriage to Floyd Arthur Russell. He preceded her in death May 26, 2011.
Margaret was employed at the Garment Factory in Chanute for a few years but spent most of her life helping Floyd operate the family farm, being a homemaker and mother to their five children.
She was an active member of the Altoona United Methodist Church and current chairperson for the church Trustees, as well as a past member of the United Methodist Women. Margaret was involved in the Altoona United Methodist Food Pantry, a founding member of the Altoona Days Association, and a past member of Eastern Star. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress, making prom dresses and wedding dresses for her girls. She also loved working in her vegetable garden and caring for her plants and flowers.
Margaret's survivors include:
Debra Meigs of Altoona, KS
Linda & Roosevelt Rogers of Parker, CO
Patricia Russell of Chanute, KS
Michael & Kim Russell of Altoona, KS
Kathy & Larry Klauman of Chanute, KS
Dorothy Varner of Benedict, KS
Mary Larkin of Chanute, KS
Eugene Green of Chanute, KS
Eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Margaret's parents; son, Mark Alan Russell; and brothers Larry Green and Clifford Green preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Altoona United Methodist Church with Pastor Jose Miranda officiating.
Burial will be in the Altoona Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at Timmons Funeral Home in Fredonia.
A memorial has been established in Margaret's name for the Altoona Methodist Food Pantry and contributions may be sent to the funeral home.
Words of condolence for the family may be left on this website.
Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736, is in charge of the arrangements.
Harry H Green (1902 - 1964)
Agnes Marie Steel Green (1908 - 1974)
Floyd Arthur Russell (1930 - 2011)
Mark Alan Russell (1963 - 1995)*
Clifford Leroy Green (1927 - 1934)*
Margaret Jeanne Green Russell (1928 - 2012)
Margaret Jeanne Green Russell (1928 - 2012)*
Harry Eugene Green (1933 - 2013)*
Larry Jerome Green (1939 - 2004)*
Created by: Dale
Record added: Nov 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101022139
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