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Emogene Russell, age 85, of Henderson, KY

4flowerHENDERSON, Ky. - Emogene Russell, age 85, of Henderson, KY, passed away at 6:35 PM, Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Redbanks Nursing Home.

Emogene was born December 12, 1927 to John L. and AnnaMae Gaines in the Geneva/Smith Mills area. Her mother passed away when she was 8 years old and she went to live with her brother and his wife, Clifford and Kacky Gaines. She met the love of her life, Marcell, who was a farmer, and married in June of 1944 at age 16. She mostly spent time taking care of the farm, even cooking for all the farm hands. Around 1964 she worked at W.T. Grant, which became Ben Franklin, working mostly with floral arrangements and talking to "everybody". Mrs. Russell was a member at Geneva United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. When Marcell retired, they moved to Little Dixie and joined Little Dixie United Methodist Church. In her retirement, she loved to go to senior dances with some of her family. She met and made new friends from all over western Ky, southern Illinois, and Indiana.

In addition to her parents, Emogene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Everett Marcell Russell. She was also preceded by 4 sisters, Margaret Latta, Dorothy Smith, Drusie Beck, and Sadie Sauer; 4 brothers, Clifford Gaines, John Ralph Gaines, Woodrow Gaines, and Joseph Gaines; and grandson Michael Russell.

Survivors include: 2 Sons: Terry Russell and wife Susan Henderson, KY, Leuie Russell and wife Meg Verona, KY; 2 Grandchildren: Neil Russell Richmond, VA, Brian Russell Lexington, KY; 3 Step Grandchildren: Heather Wang Florence, KY, Ashley Rooney Florence, KY, Jason Arbogast Okinawa, Japan; 10 Great Grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to Emogene's Life Celebration from 2:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 and again on Thursday starting at10:00 am until 1:00 pm Benton Glunt Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at1:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home with Brother Wayne Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson, KY

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. Anthony's Hospice and Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, A Life Celebration® Home, online condolences may be made at www.bentonglunt.com

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