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Mrs. Cleo Russell, 97, of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Burial will follow services in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church of Vandalia. Online condolences may be made at www.hohltandfilefh.com

Jessie Cleo Russell was born February 15, 1920 in Clinton County, IL, the daughter of Jesse and Dora (Allen) Wright. She married Glen S. Russell December 16, 1939 in St. Louis, MO; he preceded her in death May 16, 1969.

She is survived by her daughter Twila and husband Dave Orr of Effingham; grandson David Orr of Effingham; and granddaughter Laura Orr and fiancé Ray Shraideh of St. Louis, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Connie Russell, 6 sisters.
Published on July 17, 2017
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