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Wilma Joyce Russell

Wilma Joyce Russell, age 86, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville.



She was born August 27, 1933 in St. Francis, Arkansas the daughter of Charles and Beulah (McMillian) Merritt. On July 5, 1952 she was united in marriage to Cletus Russell who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Velma and Laverne and two brothers, Paul and Leslie.


Surviving are one son, Bryan Russell of Exeter, Missouri; two daughters, Shayne Kelly of Manchester, New Hampshire and Tracy Johnson of Exeter, Missouri; one sister, Claudine Gardner of Exeter, Missouri; three grandchildren, Benjamin Russell, Ian Russell and Dana Russell and one great grandchild, Nautica Russell.


Wilma grew up and received her education in Arkansas. For several years she lived in New Hampshire where she was a supervisor for an insurance company. In February, 1991 she moved from New Hampshire to Exeter, Missouri to make her home.


No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.


Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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