Yvonne Russell(1924 - 2013)

Yvonne Marie Coons Russell, 89

Yvonne Marie Coons Russell passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her daughter's home in Theodosia, MO at the age of 89. She was born January 29, 1924 in Kansas City, KS to the late Paul Dewey and Lillian Marie Dunn Coons. She was raised in Kansas City, KS and graduated from Argentine High School.

She married Chester "Chett" Russell in Kansas City, KS. They moved to Isabella, MO in 1958 where they built "Chett's" Point 13 Resort. After selling the resort, she became employed by Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, AR where she later retired. Yvonne and Chett were happily married for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chett; daughter Jackie Gayle Reardon; three brothers, Kenneth "Red", Marvin "Dusty", and Jack Coons; and a sister, Betty Evelyn Coons.

She is survived by one daughter Roxann Wallace and husband Marlin of Theodosia, MO; four grandchildren, Terry Reardon and wife Donna of Gassville, AR, Shawn Reardon and wife MeLissa of Isabella, MO, Dustin Wallace and wife Amanda of Theodosia, MO and Jarrett Wallace and wife Cassie of Theodosia, MO; six great grandchildren, Melissa Bowers, Maddie and Emma Reardon, Andrew, Hali and Carter Wallace.

She was a member of the Theodosia United Methodist Church and also attended the Lutie True Hope church with her family. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star where she served as worthy matron and other offices for 49 years.

She dearly loved her family, and especially her grandchildren who brought laughter and great joy to her heart. She loved bar-b-que's, spending time with her family and friends, and her and daddy cooking Sunday dinners for the family.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Theodosia United Methodist Church in Theodosia, MO. The family invites you to join them for dinner and visiting in the fellowship hall after the service.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013