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Paul Vernon Russell

July 1, 1931 December 20, 2018
Paul Vernon Russell
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Paul Vernon Russell, age 87, a life-long resident of Redfield, Kansas, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at the Medicalodge in Fort Scott. He was born July 1, 1931, on the family farm in Redfield, the son of John Russell and Muriel Boileau Russell. Paul graduated from the Uniontown High School. He served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 where he was stationed in Germany. Following his military service, he graduated from Pittsburg State University. Paul married Clarice Needham on June 9, 1957, in Mapleton, Kansas. Paul taught business classes at both Elsmore and Moran High Schools. He retired from teaching in 1991. In addition to teaching, Paul also maintained the family farm and raised beef cattle. He was a member of the Mount Orum Baptist Church and had served as Sunday School Superintendent for thirty years. He had also served on the Marmaton Township Board.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice, of the home; a son, Curtis Russell and wife, Susan, of Sugar City, Colorado and a daughter, Marsha Tucker and husband, Ken, of Terra Haute, Indiana. Also surviving are three grandsons, Jason Russell, Chad Russell and Russell Tucker; and one great-grandchild, Carson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bernard and Dale Russell.

Rev. Waylon Ingle will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 27th at the Mt. Orum Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mount Orum Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Orum Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O.Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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5:00 PM 12/26/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cheney Witt Chapel
201 S. Main St. Fort Scott 66701 KS
United States

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