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Morton Elwood "Woody" Russell, 72

Morton Elwood "Woody" Russell, 72, of Lafayette, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday February 19, 2013, at I.U. Health in Lafayette. He was born on November 1, 1940, in Coldwater, Mich. to Morton T. and Mary O. (Young) Russell. Woody married Mary Ann (Harmon) Russell in Kokomo on June 13, 1960, and she survives.

Woody worked for Chrysler Corp. for 22 years and 20 years with Caterpillar Inc. and retired in March 2002. In 1959 he graduated from Bunker Hill High School. He loved to golf and to read books. Woody loved his family, IU, Colts, and Detroit Tigers Baseball. He also loved his dogs, movies, wildlife and birds.

Survivors include wife, Mary Ann Russell; daughters, Tacy Ann (Dean) Kline, Trina Renaa (Steve) Stuller; brother, Charles (Mary) Bagley, of Mexico, Ind.; sister, Naydine Simonds, of Orange Conn., Beth White, of Bunker Hill; and granddaughter, Nicolette Lei (Paul Wilson) Wilson.

Preceded in death by his parents Morton and Mary Russell; brother, Franklin E. Bagley.

Funeral Service will be Saturday 10 a.m. at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St. Russiaville with the Rev. Scott Mann officiating. Burial at Galveston Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Riley Children's Hospital or St. Jude Partners in Hope.

Online condolence may be left at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013