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Irma Lee Russell

October 30, 1930 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 89)


Irma Lee (Reidner) Russell, 89, of Carthage, passed away at 4:13 P.M. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at The Elms in Macomb.

Irma was born October 30, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Stephenson) Reidner in Adrian, Illinois.  She attended Carthage High School.  On June 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to James Russell in Carthage.  He preceded her in death in 2009.  Irma worked at Memorial Hospital in Carthage for seven years and had been a day care provider for many years retiring in 1992.  She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Carthage. She enjoyed Bingo, cooking, lilacs, country music, word searches, and most of all being a mother and grandmother.

Irma is survived by six children, Bonnie (William) Larkins of Orion, Illinois, Brenda (Calvin) Snyder of Carthage, James (Teri) Russell, Jr. of Mendon, Sandra (Frank) Cummings of Nashua, New Hampshire, Ralph Russell of Carthage and Vickie Russell of Carthage; 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and two siblings, Joanne Gjesdahl of Palm Bay,  Florida and Kenny Reidner of Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; a daughter, Lori Benedict; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Tory Fink, and Timothy Cummings; great grandson, Kairyn Rae Young; and siblings, Lyle, Lloyd, Eldon, Fred, Charles, and Wendell Reidner, Zelda Grisham, Ida Hastings, Eula Kellett-Richards and Norma Thompson.


Private family services will be held at Graham Cemetery near Carthage.  Extended visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage to allow social distancing and maintain public health guidelines.  Memorials may be directed to the family of Irma Lee Russell.  Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

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