Jack Ulver Russell
December 17, 1932 - August 26, 2021
Andover, Kansas - Jack Ulver Russell, age 88, retired State Farm Insurance Agent, of Andover, Kansas passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Jack was born December 17, 1932 to Shirley and Roxie (Webb) Russell in Eureka, Kansas. He was married to Doris Nadine (Sullivan) Russell for 52 years. They divorced in 2004. He married his long time friend M Ernestine Henderson in 2005. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather and a friend to all he met. He greeted everyone with a handshake and big smile. His early working years were with Kansas Gas & Electric. He began a career with State Farm Insurance Company in 1967 which he said was one of the best decisions he ever made. He loved working with people and often said if you find an occupation you love, you won't have to work another day the rest of your life. He retired after 33 years. In the next chapter of his life he enjoyed his other loves including spending time with his family, traveling and the farm life, his horses and dogs of which the Jack Russell terriers were of special interest. Jack belonged to many groups and organizations including serving as president of the Far West Optimist Club, President Midian Hi 12, Director of Ambassadors of Midian, President of Wichita Life Underwriters, President of Wichita Crime Commission and Potentate of Midian Shrine Temple. He is survived by daughter, Teresa (Bruce) Detwiler, Jon and Ben, son, Jay Russell, Bree and Jayson and their mother Pam Russell, son, Jim (Lori) Russell, Jamie (Matt) Peters, Josh (Laurel) Russell; step daughter, Kathryn (Allen) Williams, Heather (Gary) Carty, step son Dr. Steven (Mary) Haase, Bianca Haase and Morgan Babbini and 9 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren and 1 step great-great grandchild; sister-in-law Nellie (Mark) Kilby; brother-in-law Dale Lee; sister-in-law Elizabeth Vosler. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother William Russell, and wife M Ernestine Russell. Memorial Service is Wednesday, September 1 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandcrest Club House 2880 N. Curtis, Wichita, Kansas. Masks appreciated but not required, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Love to the Rescue Processing Center PO Box 1525 Ranson, WV 25438; Valley Hope Association Foundation PO Box 59 Norton KS 67654-0059; Wichita Crime Commission 100 S. Main, Suite 508, Wichita, KS 67202. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com
Published by Wichita Eagle on Aug. 29, 2021.