WASHINGTON – Everett W. Russell, 84, of Washington died 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his home.


 

 

  WASHINGTON – Everett W. Russell, 84, of Washington died 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his home.


Born Nov. 14, 1926, to Harry G. and Nellie M. Kimble, he married Rosalie H. Murphy on Feb. 14, 1947, at the First United Methodist Church in Peoria and was married 63 years. She survives.


Also surviving are his daughter Susan Russell (Robert Zerwekh) of Sycamore, Ill., and sons, Tom (Nancy) Russell and Joe (Cheryl) Russell, both of Washington and Peter (Julie) Russell of Peoria. His grandchildren are Jonathan (Alison) Russell, Nathan Russell, Emily Russell, and Reed Russell. 


A graduate of Sparland High School, Everett worked for J.W. Bushell, J.A. Fritch and Son, and retired from Continental Grain. He was active in the Sheet Metal Workers Local #1, where he served as a secretary for more than 20 years.


He helped start Russell’s Cycling and Fitness in the garage of the family home.  


Services for Russell will be 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at Crossroads United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Goddell will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 28 at the church.  


Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Garden in rural Morton. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Jr. and Sr. High Youth Ministry.


Russell’s memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be sent to the family.