Ed Russell (1928 - 2017)

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Edward D. Russell, 89, of Mt. Vernon, IN passed away, September 25, 2017 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born May 29, 1928 in Posey County, IN to the late Clyde and Goldie (Lockard) Russell.

Ed owned and operated his own excavation business and was a farmer in Posey County. He retired from cemetery work in 2012. Ed was a member of the Elks and Mt. Vernon Conservation Club. He enjoyed fishing, carving, and gardening. Ed loved to travel the backroads with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicky Isabel; sons, Kirby and Bruce Russell; and brothers, John "Elwood", Charles, and George Russell.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret (York) Russell; grandchildren, Kris Russell and Sean Isabel; great-grandchild, Robert Bruce Isabel; brother-in-law, Tom Moore; sister-in-law, June Russell; a very special niece that cared for him, Lisa (Dave) Frye; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St., Mt. Vernon, IN, with Rev. Troy Dekemper officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deaconess VNA Hospice.

Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com
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Published in Mount Vernon Democrat on Oct. 4, 2017