Rachel Anne Russell, age 89, of Stillwater, was born June 8, 1929 in Joliet, Illinois to Fred H. and Frances Emma (Herdes) Bridges. She passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Southern Oaks Care Center in Pawnee surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Solid Rock Church in Stillwater, with burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home and cremation.
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Rachel worked for many years as a cook at OSU. She also enjoyed being a hostess at the state parks in Oklahoma and in Texas. She loved gardening and enjoyed singing and playing the piano.
Members of her family include her daughters Mary Washam and Ruth Ann Burton; her son Joseph Russell Jr.; fourteen grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.
She is predeceased by her husband J. W. Russell, her parents, two sisters, two brothers, and one great-granddaughter.
An online obituary may be viewed, and messages of love and support may be sent to the family at www.StrodeFH.com.