Toni Jeanine Russell, 70, of Connersville, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, August 10, 2020 at Reid Health. Under a physician’s care, she had been in failing health the past five years.

She was born June 29, 1950 in Connersville, one of six children of Robert Holmes and Betty Hoff Holmes. She was a 1968 Connersville High School graduate.

Toni worked as a house cleaner for several years. She was also employed at U.S. Bank as a teller for over 10 years and at CVS for at least eight years.

Toni was an avid reader. She also loved to watch Chicago Cubs Baseball, collect Betty Boop items, watch television, and listen to music.

Survivors include two sons, Shawn R. (Gina) Russell and Ryan C. Russell, both of Connersville; three grandchildren, Christian Russell, Shawn Milano, and Jordan Price; five siblings, Danny (Mary) Holmes of Connersville, Gale (Elaine) Holmes of Arizona, Larry Holmes of Connersville, Mark (Karen) Holmes of Anderson, Indiana, and Tim (Kim) Clapp of Nashville, Indiana; an uncle, Alan (Grace) Holmes of Middlebury, Indiana; an aunt, Donna Bourine of Liberty, Indiana; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee Jr. and John R. Holmes.

At the family’s request, there will be no public services. Miller, Moster, Robbins has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made anytime at

Memorial contributions in memory of Toni may be made to the Fayette County Public Library.