Davis — Funeral services for Rheka Don Russell will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Church of Christ in Wynnewood with her son, Sherman Reed, officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Davis.
Rheka was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Joy, Okla., to the late Oscar Eugene and Donella (Caldwell) Fox. She died Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Rheka was a 1956 graduate of Davis High School. Following high school, she served her country by being a faithful military wife for 18 years. Rheka was a devoted mother of three children, Shannon, Sherman and Sherryl. As a single mother, she worked three jobs to provide the very best for her children. Rheka spent 20 years working at the Uniroyal Plant in Ardmore.
On Aug. 30, 1980, she married Perry Oden Russell and they were blessed with 32 years of marriage, until his death in September 2012. During their retirement, they made their home just south of Wynnewood. Rheka and Perry spent countless hours tending to their acreage, making sure it was picture perfect at all times.
Rheka was a very kindhearted, gentle lady. She had a servant’s heart, always caring for and helping others. She was a member of the Wynnewood Church of Christ. She cherished spending time with her family and friends; as well as camping and going driving around the area observing God’s beautiful creations.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherryl Edmonds and husband Larry, of Oklahoma City; two sons, Shannon Reed and wife Paula, and Sherman Reed and wife Paula, both of Edmond; one brother, Delford Fox of Davis; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Rheka was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Jean Ratchford and husband Homer, Wandora Fullerton and husband Vandon; two brothers, LaRue Fox and Eugene Fox; as well as one sister-in-law, Virginia Fox.
Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews, Steve Ratchford, Carl Ratchford, Wayne Fox, Danny Fox, Glen Fox and Greg Fox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6601 Broadway Ext, Ste 120, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
Services are “Entrusted To” HALE’S Funeral Home of Davis.
On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.