Rosemary W Russell

Rosemary W. Russell of Miami, OK passed from this life Friday, December 2, 2022 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, OK. She was 87.

Rosemary was born March 8, 1935 in Kansas City, MO the daughter of Charles F. and Ava Lynn (Hudson) Wantland. She had lived in Miami since 1990. Rosemary graduated high school and attended Gulf Park Jr. College from 1953 to 1955 and then attended Oklahoma University from 1955 to 1956. She was a receptionist for Home Town Pet Care in Miami and also had worked for Inter-Tribal Council as a receptionist. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Miami, OK and served as a Deacon. She was a member of P.E.O. FO of Miami, OK and Letters ’N Arts Council of Miami .

Rosemary married George G. Russell, Jr. September 22, 1956 in Neosho, MO and he preceded her in death August 22, 1993. She was also preceded by 1 son, George G. Russell, III, 1 daughter – in – law, Angel Russell, 1 great grandson, Brock Russell and her parents, Charles and Ava Lynn Wantland.

Rosemary is survived by 2 sons, Charles Daniel Russell and Anthony Augustus “Gus” Russell of Tulsa, OK, 2 daughters, Samantha Lynne Johnson and husband Brian of Olathe, KS and Tammy Anne Russell of Commerce, OK, 16 grandchildren, George G. Russell, IV and his wife Julie, Jimmie Lee Russell and his wife Mary, Chad Russell, Malaia Russell, Lindsey Densow and husband Mariah, Ashley Rose Marsh and husband Cecil, Sunny Russell, Trixie Nyagesiba and husband Clifford, Leif Russell Johnson, Michael Leggett, Alexia Lee McWaters, Christopher Leggett, Patrick Russell, Christina Russell, Sydney Russell and Zoie Russell , 6 great grandchildren, Lila Russell, Dharma Densow, Leo Marsh, Michael Leggett, Jr., Elysia Jackson and Kieran McWaters, sister-in-law, Susan Russell of Miami, OK, brother-in-law, Richard Russell of Round Rock, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Miami, OK. Rev. Ray VandeGiessen will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Pallbearers will be George Russell, IV, Leif Russell, Patrick Russell, Michael Leggett, Jr., Lee McWaters and Brian Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

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