Donna M. (Shorty) Russell

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Donna M. (Shorty) Russell

LONDONDERRY: Donna M. (Shorty) Russell, 90, of Londonderry, died 3:55 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2013 in the Adena Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born April 27, 1923, in Ross County, to the late Finley and Cornelia Wood Morton.

Surviving are children, Shirley (Donald) Luke, of Baltimore, Ohio, Judy (Gary) Thomas, of Chillicothe, Sharon (Gordon) Ward, of Londonderry, James Larry (Carolyn) Russell and Phyllis Weingard, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Laurie (Jim) Cruse, Chad (Megan) Luke, Nathan (Carrie) Ward, Jarrod (Nichcole) Ward, Regina (Shawn) Mayhugh and Jamie Thomas; great-grandchildren, Taylor Welch, Noah Reeves, Samantha and Sylvia Mayhugh, Nikolai Cruse, Bella and Elijah Luke and Alex Ward; brothers, Finley (Pauline) Morton Jr., of Dayton, Ralph Morton, of Chillicothe and Marvin (Juanita) Morton, of Mississippi; a sister, Helen (Ralph) Thompson, of Mesa, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Clarence Russell; second husband, James Russell; an infant son, Clarence R. Russell; an infant grandson, Eaon Christopher Wiseman; and a sister, Lavetta Border.

Donna was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and its Women's Group and the Ross County Senior Citizen's Center.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Gerald Erter officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Ware Funeral Home - Chillicothe
121 West Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134
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Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Sept. 4, 2013
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