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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Wanda Mignon (Black) Russell

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  • Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Mignon (Black) Russell, 95, formerly of Rubottom, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson, with nephews David Russell and Thomas Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Leon Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
    Wanda was born March 26, 1918, at Pike, Okla., to the late John Dewey Black and Arizona (Fish) Black. She departed this life Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at a hospice facility in Oklahoma City.
    Wanda was raised at Orr where she attended school. She married Ned Taylor McKinnon in 1933 at Orr and to this union came six children, Peggy, Rick, Laquita, Frances, Marvin and Eldridge. Ned preceded her in death in 1950. Later she was reunited in marriage with Bob Russell on Aug. 6, 1955, at Jacksboro, Texas. To this union added two children, Donald and Ranee' to the family. They resided at Rubottom until relocating to Dover, Okla., in 1975 following Bob's employment in the oilfield. They were residents of Dover until December 2012, when they relocated to Cordell. Wanda was a longtime member of the Victory Baptist Church of Kingfisher and most recently had been attending church at the Calvary Baptist of Cordell. She enjoyed flowers, vegetable gardens, reading, chickens and all the church activities.
    In addition to her husband Ned, also preceding her in death are her parents; children, Peggy, Rick, Frances and Eldridge; three brothers, Steve, Sam, and Marvin "Ras" Black.
    Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Bob Lee Russell of the home in Cordell; children, Laquita Woodell of Casper, Wyo., Marvin McKinnon and wife, Brenda of Wilson, Donald Russell and wife, Sally of Hennessey, and Ranee' Green and husband, Randy of Weatherford; daughter-in-law, Dee McKinnon of Ardmore; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
    Pallbearers are grandchildren. Honorary bearers are spouses, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Wilson.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org
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