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RUTH O. RUSSELL, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She was a retired hairdresser. In her retirement, she remained very active in her community and Pilgrim Baptist Church.

She is survived by sisters, Lillian (Robert) Charlton and Willie Mae Freeman; nephews, Ralph Charlton and Robert (Annie) Jackson; several great nephews and great nieces.

"A special thanks to her great niece, Trina Jackson."

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 47 years, Robert Russell; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral service was 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2011, at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling two hours prior.
Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens.

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