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 Margaret Jeanne <I>Green</I> Russell

Margaret Jeanne Green Russell

Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas, USA
Death 18 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 101022139 · View Source
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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:

Five children
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

Two sisters
Dorothy Varner of Benedict, KS
Mary Larkin of Chanute, KS

One brother
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.

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  • Created by: Dale Russell
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101022139
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Jeanne Green Russell (1 Sep 1928–18 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101022139, citing Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dale Russell (contributor 47560983) .