Marilyn G. Russell, 91, of Connersville, passed away Friday, December 23, 2022 at Caroleton Healthcare Center where she had been a resident.

She was born February 7, 1931 in Connersville, Indiana, the daughter of Vernal and Hazel Cordary McDaniel.

On May 13, 1950, she married Herman W. Russell in Connersville. Mr. Russell passed away September 18, 2008.

The matriarch of the family, Marilyn was devoted to her family and her home. She loved gardening and spending time outside swinging.

A Christian, she enjoyed attending Calvary Baptist Church and reading her Bible.

Survivors include two daughters, Lois (Fred) Sess and Elsie Faye (Max) Shaul of Connersville; five grandchildren, Sherry Russell of Connersville, Danny (Tammy) Russell of Greenville, Indiana, Tony (Megan) Russell of Westfield, Indiana, Barbara (Edsell) Weaver of Morehead, Kentucky, and Amanda (Joey) Jock of Phoenix, Arizona; seven great grandchildren, Tina Rose, Damien Whitfield, Cayden Russell, Colton Russell, Miles Russell, Marianna Walling, and Coleson Weaver; three great grandchildren, Tristan Thomas, Gage Russell, and Orion Rose; a sister, Wanda Ayer of Lexington, South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; three sisters-in-law, Wanita Russell Jordan of Milton, Indiana, Rita (Wayland) Isaacs of Connersville, and Sue McDaniel of Connersville; and a brother-in-law, Donald Russell of Muncie.

Besides her husband of 58 years, Herman W. Russell, she was preceded in death by her parents; her step father, Roland Bennington; an infant daughter, Brenda Ann Russell; two sisters, Martha Russell and Marcella Dawson; six brothers, Norman, Nelson, Gilbert, and Charles “Chuck” McDaniel, and Donald and James Bennington; and a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Jerry Land.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Marilyn’s grandson, Dr. Danny Russell, officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marilyn to the Fayette County Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Heart Association.

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