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Russell, James N. "Red"

Hummel, Gloria Diane (Smitherman)

Willett, Carole Anne


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Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas], “2014-10-25,” Digital Augusta, accessed May 20, 2024,

November 1, 2014

James ‘Red’ Russell, 71

James N. “Red” Russell, Retired Col. USAR, 71, of Augusta, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Andover.
Visitation 6-8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 30, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.
Service 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Prairie Rose Chuck-wagon Supper 15231 NW Parallel St, Benton, Kan. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.
James was born in Poughkeepsie, Ark. on Feb. 25,1943, to the late Amy (Jones) and Lige Russell. Born the fourth of six children with loving parents, he felt responsible for all of his family. First, he was a son and brother, then a strong, caring, hard-working young man that grew into a loving husband and father. As a family man, he was a faithful supporter in many ways to any of his family or friends that needed him. He was respected by all. He was Nathaniel the son, then Colonel in the ARMY and Red the hunter and uncle, and most recently Jim The Record Man and most importantly a Christian man. Jim was a retired Colonel in the Army Reserve. On May 3,1965 he married Deloris (Collins) in Arkansas and she survives him.
He is also survived by: daughters, Ronda Martin and Sheila Paul and husband David, all of Augusta; sisters, Carmaleta Slater of Hutchinson, Otossa Scott of Chicago, ILL., Olena Bailey and husband Dale of Ash Flat, Ark.; grandchildren, Tabitha Paul, Natasha Freed (Adam), Jordan Cradduck, Caelei Henderson (Ryan) T. J. Anderson (Bethany), Joseph Paul, and Shelby Martin; 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mildred Russell of Cave City, Ark.; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Dewan Russell; and two great-granddaughters, Jenna Standefer and Daytona Robertson.
Memorials to Crosswalk on the Prairie 15231 NW Parallel St, Benton, Kansas 67017 and the COPD Foundation. 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami, FL, 33134.

Gloria Diane Hummel, 70

Gloria Diane (Smitherman) Hummel was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, after a courageous battle with heart failure.
Friends may pay their respects from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family present 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Noa 3, , Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado celebration of her life will be 10 am. Nov. 4,2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta Burial will follow at Walnut Valley Memorial Park in El Dorado.
Diane was born Sept. 19, 1944 in Shawnee, Okla, the daughter of Harry and Edith Smitherman. Her love or water started in Galveston then to Hawaii and finally to Corpus Christi. Her favorite was Hawaii. While in Houston she met her husband Tim. They have known each other for 30 years, and were married 23 years. She was a very proud grandma better known as “G-maw.” She loved their visits often talking about them whenever possible.
Her love for animals led her to showing champion Dobermans in obedience with the H.O.T. Club of Houston. Her love for horses also brought her great joy. Her spirit for life took her many places, including Pikes Pike. Her “I can” attitude made her the longest living patient for her cardiologist. Gloria’s desire to laugh and make her own life rules kept everyone around her coming back for more.
Survivors include: her husband of 23 years, Timothy; children, Keith (Brooke) Marler, Kimberly Marler and stepdaughter, Jessica (James) Reyes, all of Houston, Texas; sister, Harriet (Gerald) Hadley of Burlson, Texas; brother, A1 Parrish of Crockett, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Marler, Lauren (Vince) Fodera, Colt and Justin Marler; great grandchild, Luca Fodera; a host of nieces, nephews and glorious friends who traveled this journey with her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be to Christ Lutheran Church, Augusta. Condolences may be sent to
Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, ElDorado

November 4, 2014

Carole A. Willett, 75

Carole Ann Willett, 75, of Augusta, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 a1 home surrounded by her family.
Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8,2014, at Peace Lutheran Church, Andover.
Carole was born in Wichita, on Nov. 16,1938, to the late Phyllis (Hugg) and Herman Haas. She worked as a office and accounts manager at several medical offices. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Andover. On Aug. 31,1957 she married Richard Willett at Blessed Sacrament in Wichita.
She is survived by: her husband of 57 years, Richard; her children, Glen Willett and wife Deann of Augusta, Brenda Woodman and husband Steve of Wichita, and Craig Willett and wife Tasha of Fredonia; a sister, Shirley Zarich and husband Richard of Wichita; grandchildren, A. J., Oliver and Benjamin Willett; and nephews, Michael and Mark Zarich.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Peace Lutheran Church 405 W 21st St Andover,
Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta

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