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Russell

In Loving Memory

Russell, Ferna May

Ferna May Russell, 76, of Dittmer, MO, passed away on March 25, 2023.

Ferna was born on July 4, 1946 to Carl and Cleda Colten in St. Louis, MO. Ferna graduated from Hancock High School in 1965.

Ferna was married to Thomas Russell III. Ferna and Tom went on to have 2 children, Robert Russell (Sandy Russell) and Karen Boyer (Moe Boyer).

Ferna was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Cleda Colten, her husband, Thomas Russell III, her daughter, Karen Boyer, and her brother, Russ Colten.

Ferna is survived by her son Robert Russell (Sandy Russell), her step-son, Jeffrey Russell (Emily Russell), her sister, Shirley Campbell (Bob Campbell), her grandchildren, Joshua Russell (Sarah Reece), Stacy Emerson (Derek Emerson), Brittany Boyer (Timmy Hendrickson), Brandon Boyer (Hannah McKee), Bryson Boyer (Jozie DeCoster), Kaitlyn Russell and Savannah Russell. Her great grandchildren, Colt Russell, Austin Reece, Aidyn Reece, Andersen Reece, Chloe Emerson, and Levi Emerson. Nieces and nephews.

Funeral at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Road Friday, March 31, 10am.  Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 4 to 8pm.

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28 thoughts on “Russell, Ferna May”

  1. Such a wonderfully caring and fun lady! She will be greatly missed by all. Pur thoughts and prayers are with those she loved so much.

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  2. Such a wonderfully caring and fun lady! She will be greatly missed by all. Pur thoughts and prayers are with those she loved so much.

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  3. Ferna was one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her heart and soul were the purest of the pure…

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Thank You for sharing Ferna with the world. She will forever be missed and loved

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  4. Ferna was one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her heart and soul were the purest of the pure…

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Thank You for sharing Ferna with the world. She will forever be missed and loved

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  5. My prayers are with all of you . I absolutely adored Ferna, she was one of the an angel that was brought to my heart when I was very young. I care of off deeply ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  6. My prayers are with all of you . I absolutely adored Ferna, she was one of the an angel that was brought to my heart when I was very young. I care of off deeply ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you. Ferna was a very special lady. Loved her dearly and will miss sweet smile and kindness.
    Sorry we will be out of town thursday & friday.

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  8. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you. Ferna was a very special lady. Loved her dearly and will miss sweet smile and kindness.
    Sorry we will be out of town thursday & friday.

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  9. Ferna, We are sure Barb saved you a comfy chair in the river in the sky! We were all blessed to have you in our lives. Hope you are enjoying some nice drinks for us! Thoughts and prayers are with her family, who she adored.
    Much love from Bill, Danielle, and Haley Dolosic

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  10. Ferna, We are sure Barb saved you a comfy chair in the river in the sky! We were all blessed to have you in our lives. Hope you are enjoying some nice drinks for us! Thoughts and prayers are with her family, who she adored.
    Much love from Bill, Danielle, and Haley Dolosic

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  11. My heart is with the entire family❤️❤️. Ferna will be missed she was the Best woman that was brought into my life when I was very young girl. I felt like a daughter to her, she has taught me so much. I pray she is comfortable . I am heart broken she is gone but happy for those that are waiting for her. R.I.P. Ferna I will always love you

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  12. My heart is with the entire family❤️❤️. Ferna will be missed she was the Best woman that was brought into my life when I was very young girl. I felt like a daughter to her, she has taught me so much. I pray she is comfortable . I am heart broken she is gone but happy for those that are waiting for her. R.I.P. Ferna I will always love you

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  13. Ferna would never say anything bad about anyone.
    Tom and Ferna were both super nice people. I miss you both.
    I moved away and never was able to say goodbye.

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  14. Ferna would never say anything bad about anyone.
    Tom and Ferna were both super nice people. I miss you both.
    I moved away and never was able to say goodbye.

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  15. Condolences to the entire Ferna Russell family. We love all of you. Ferna will be missed by a lot of people.

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  16. Condolences to the entire Ferna Russell family. We love all of you. Ferna will be missed by a lot of people.

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  17. Please accept the sympathy of the Emht family. We loved Ferna and her kind and generous heart. She will be missed.
    Donna and Matt Emht and Kate McDowell

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  18. Please accept the sympathy of the Emht family. We loved Ferna and her kind and generous heart. She will be missed.
    Donna and Matt Emht and Kate McDowell

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  19. To the Russell family: Our hearts ache for all of you. We have lost an angel on earth. Ferna was truly one from the first time we met her. She never met an enemy; always had kind words for each and every human being encountered. You were blessed having her as a family member and we were blessed having her as a friend. She truly was a great person. We are sorry that we can’t pay our respects to you, but Larry and I are both sick; have been under the weather for a week now and do not want to expose anyone. We hate the fact we cannot pay our respects to you and honor Ferna but don’t want to pass this on. Please know you all remain in our thoughts and prayers. I, as a friend, cannot believe Ferna has left earth. But I do know she will be watching all of us from high above. Your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother now has super angel wings. May God and Ferna watch over all of us and may you find comfort knowing she has now joined Tom and Karen in the heavens above!

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  20. To the Russell family: Our hearts ache for all of you. We have lost an angel on earth. Ferna was truly one from the first time we met her. She never met an enemy; always had kind words for each and every human being encountered. You were blessed having her as a family member and we were blessed having her as a friend. She truly was a great person. We are sorry that we can’t pay our respects to you, but Larry and I are both sick; have been under the weather for a week now and do not want to expose anyone. We hate the fact we cannot pay our respects to you and honor Ferna but don’t want to pass this on. Please know you all remain in our thoughts and prayers. I, as a friend, cannot believe Ferna has left earth. But I do know she will be watching all of us from high above. Your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother now has super angel wings. May God and Ferna watch over all of us and may you find comfort knowing she has now joined Tom and Karen in the heavens above!

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  21. Faye and I also have the same upper respiratory sickness as the McGuires. Sorry we can’t be there in person. Ferna was a very special friend and we will miss her more than words can express. Condolences to the family and we know Ferna is now receiving her reward for a life well lived.

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  22. Faye and I also have the same upper respiratory sickness as the McGuires. Sorry we can’t be there in person. Ferna was a very special friend and we will miss her more than words can express. Condolences to the family and we know Ferna is now receiving her reward for a life well lived.

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  23. To our beautiful friend Ferna Russell. Your family loves you very much. Charlie has known you since you were a kid. I will always remember your smile. You are and always be remembered by how friendly you were and how much you smiled. You treated everyone as family. We will come and see you when we come to the cemetery to see Charlie family. love you and smile

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  24. To our beautiful friend Ferna Russell. Your family loves you very much. Charlie has known you since you were a kid. I will always remember your smile. You are and always be remembered by how friendly you were and how much you smiled. You treated everyone as family. We will come and see you when we come to the cemetery to see Charlie family. love you and smile

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