The Duncan Banner

May 6, 2013

Fanny Willean Russell

Dec. 7, 1912 — May 2, 2013


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Sister Fanny Willean Russell, 100, of Duncan, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in the Wilkins Nursing Center.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Ronald Boyd officiating. Interment will be in the Five Mile Cemetery near Hennepin.

Fanny was born Dec. 7, 1912, at Wynnewood, the daughter of Lewins and Mary Russell. She grew up in Hennepin, as an only child.

When she was 14 in the mid 1920s she left home to work for a young family. From Tulsa she went with the Fisher family to Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., to Denver, Colo., where she lived until her move to Duncan.

She united with the Church of the Living God under the Elder Herbert Jenkins. She loved the Lord. She would say, “You never know what's next for you but you go with what God has for you. God’s been good to me and blessed me, and I love him with all my heart and mind.”

She is survived by many cousins and numerous friends.

Online condolences may be made at www.bailespolkfuneralhome.com.