Joan E. Russell
Joan E. Russell, age 79, of the Good Samaritan Home, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Home. Joan was born on August 28, 1939 in Adams County, IL, a daughter of Lawrence and Ida (Benz) Ehrhardt. She married Marvin Russell on June 21, 1958 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He survives.
Joan was employed at Motorola, Sears, Adams County Home Health Agency and Blessing Hospital pharmacy department.
She was a long-time member of St. Francis Catholic Church, where she was an eucharistic minister, member of the Ladies Altar Society, sacristan and assisted with funeral dinners. She also enjoyed being a brownie and girl scout leader with her daughters' troops.
Before her illness, Joan enjoyed getting together every Monday morning with her coffee group and Friday mornings with the ladies in her sewing group. She was a member of the Red Hat Society Club.
Joan passed on her love of cooking and canning to her daughters. She will be remembered for her needlework and quilts and delicious meals. She enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and friends. Joan was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Joan is survived by her husband and five children: Rick of Fort Madison, IA, Janice (Ken) Nord of Quincy, David (Susan) of Quincy, Sherri (Tim) Musholt of Westfield, IN and Melissa (James) Flanagan of Lee's Summit, MO; grandchildren, Shannan (Wes) Gahr of Rolla, MO, Richard L. Russell of St. James, MO, William Nord of Durham, NC, Taylor and Benjamin Nord of Quincy, Raymond and Mary Kate Musholt of Westfield, IN, Annaliesa and James Thomas (JT) Flanagan, II of Lee's Summit, MO; great-grandchildren, Tessa and Paxton Lesesne of Rolla, Mo, Thatcher and Lorelei Gahr of Rolla, MO and Adrian and Amaya Russell of Quincy. In-laws: Roberta and Phyllis Ehrhardt, both of Quincy and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers: Walter and his wife Loretta, Roger and his wife Leola, Eugene, Bill, Andrew, James, Leo, Tony and Lawrence and his wife Irene; two sisters, Anna Mae Obert and her husband Donald, and Rosemary Frericks and her husband Matt; and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Mohrling and her husband Kenny.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge of St. Louis or St. Francis Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
- Rest in peace Joan. God bless your family. QND Class of 1957 just lost a good friend, you will be greatly missed .
Denny and Goldie Musick and Genevieve Russell
- We were sorry to hear about Joan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
- Tim, Sherri and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
- Prayers and condolences goes out to Joan's family and friends. Joan was one of the sweetest people I ever met.