BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Norma Jean Russell, 80, of Bowling Green, Ky passed away Aug. 30, 2013, in Lucas.
She is the daughter of the late Garnett and Irene Douglas. Norma was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and a member of S.O.K.Y. Campers Club, where she attended the monthly Camper’s Club social night. Norma and her late husband Daymon Russell were avid campers who enjoyed traveling and left every year on the same day. Norma was also retired from Holley Carburetor after serving for more than 40 years. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family.
She is survived by her four sons, Terry W. Russell and wife Janet of Fairview, Tenn., Steven R. Russell and wife Paula of Lucas, Mark A. Russell and wife Melissa of Cottontown, Tenn., and Dale Russell and wife Irene of Glasgow; three sisters, Barbara York, Linda Abbott and husband Arnold and Brenda Womack and husband Doyle, all of Bowling Green. Grandchildren include Angela Smith and husband Dwight, Greg Russell and wife Tammy, Chris Russell and wife Jenny, Amy McLean and husband Andrew, Annie Russell and Alison Russell; great-grandchildren: Katlyn Smith, Dalton Smith, Daymon Tate McLean, Kinleigh Russell, Drew McLean, Reed McLean and Carson Russell; her two lifelong friends, Roy and Jean Lightfoot; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daymon Russell; two brothers, Roy Douglas and Bobby Douglas; and her grandmother/mentor, with whom she shared a close relationship with in her early childhood years while living with her, Katie Hartman.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial at Bowling Green Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to Greenwood Baptist Church, 5165 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.
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