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Russell, Mildred Ellen Whaley (1910-2002)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 3/25/2022 at 14:46:20

Daily Freeman Journal
Webster City, Iowa
Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Mildred Ellen Russell, age 91, Clarion, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at the Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City, Iowa. Services were held Saturday, May 11 at St. John's Catholic Church in Clarion, Fr. David Beckman officiated. Visitation was at the Willim Funeral Home in Clarion. Internment was at St. John's Cemetery in Clarion.

Mildred Ellen Russell was born May 20, 1910 to parents Frederick and Nina (Bailey) Whaley in Miller, South Dakota. In 1911 the family moved to Webster City, where they made their home. Mildred graduated from Webster City High School in 1927. She then attended Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After graduating Mildred taught grade school in Webster City for nine years.

She married Henry Russell on Oct. 5, 1939 in Webster City. Mildred and Henry moved to one of the Russell farms five miles south of Clarion in 1941. She and Henry farmed together until his death on Jan. 3, 1969. Mildred later moved into Mayfair Manor in Clarion and lived there until May 5, 2000.

Mildred was active in the Congregate Meals, serving as its first secretary, and later as chairman. She delivered Meals on Wheels, she was on the Senior Center Board, Hospital Auxiliary, Historical Society, Genealogical Society, was past regent of the DAR, and one of her favorite groups was RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). In 1989 Mildred won the Outstanding Senior Citizen in Wright County Award.

Mildred is survived by her son Terry Russell and his wife Jan of Holmen, WI, two granddaughters, Corina and Kristin; one grandson, Jesse, one great granddaughter, Hannah, three sisters, Maxine Packard of Webster City, Helen Graham and her husband Leslie of Webster City and Doris Nelson and her husband Dean of Mason City, one brother Delavan Whaley and his wife Mabel of Webster City, and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry, and one sister Louise Alexander.


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