Robert Maynor Russell

Robert Maynor Russell, age 88, formerly of Fairfield Road, Mt. 
Vernon died 12:30 p.m. March 19, 1997, at the Mt. Vernon Countryside 

Bob was a retired welder and mechanic and was well known for his 
welding skill in the Southern Illinois oil fields as well as at the Mt. 
Vernon Car Mfg. Co.  

Mr. Russell was born June 10, 1908, at Woodlawn, a son of George and 
Nell (Maynor) Russell and was raised by Will and Nellie Stewart after 
his parents died at an early age.  He married Lillian Brown on 
Sept. 22, 1933, in Mt. Vernon.  Lillian survives and now resides at 
the Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. For many years prior to entering the 
Countryside Nursing Home, Bob and Lillie enjoyed cruising the country 
in their R.V.  

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial 
Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Holland officiating.  Those attending the services 
should go directly to the chapel at the Memorial Gardens on Friday afternoon. 
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today.  

Bob was in the U.S. Navy enlisting as a A.S. USN 1 on Aug. 6, 1943 and 
receiving an honorable discharge.(line not legible) the U.S. Naval Repair 
Base in San Diego, Calif. (line not legible) Industrial Command at the U.S. 
Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif. Bob served as a volunteer fireman for 
many years and remembered well his experience in helping to fight the disastrous 
fire that destroyed the east side of the square many years ago. Bob was a member 
of Old Union Missionary Baptist Church.  

Mr. Russell is survived by his wife, Lillie as well as several nieces and 
nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother; a 
brother, Harold Russell, and a sister, Florence Carpenter.  

For more information you may call the Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348. 

Date: March 20, 1997
Source: The Register-News
Submitted by: LaDonna Blevins

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