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Sheila Russell

April 19, 1933 — December 18, 2016

Sheila Elizabeth Russell, the daughter of Edward Steven and Elizabeth Pauline (Roarty) Clifford was born April 19, 1933, in Omaha, NE. Sheila entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Vintage Park, Lenox, IA at the age of eighty-three years, seven months, and twenty-nine days.
Sheila graduated from Bellevue High School with the Class of 1951. Sheila worked at St. Joseph Hospital during her school years. Following high school she worked at a department store for a short time. Sheila then moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for two years. It is here she met her future husband. She was united in marriage to Theo “Ted” Howard Russell on July 5, 1952, in Washington D.C. They would move to Jamaica, IA to help Ted’s father farm. Sheila then moved to Omaha, NE, to live with her parents while Ted served his country in Korea. Upon his discharge they returned to Adams County. Eight children would bless this union: Kent, Ellen, Chuck, Scott, Beth, Paul, Leah, and Ben. Sheila was a homemaker for her family until her children were in school. She then worked as the first female Adams County Dispatcher. She then worked at the National Farmer’s Organization. When she had another child she once again took on the role of homemaker, and then started work at the Adams County Free Press until her retirement in 1996. Sheila enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and being involved with her church. She loved to socialize and was always helping whenever and wherever she could. Her family was central to her life and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sheila was member of the St. Patrick’s Altar Society; Neighborly Neighbors Club; Bridge Club; and Boots and Bows Square Dancing Club.
Left to cherish Sheila’s memory are her loving husband Ted, Lenox, IA; children: Kent (Lin) Russell, Sanger, CA; Ellen (Mike) Gray, Monticello, IL; Scott Russell, Corning, IA; Beth Durham, Pleasant Hill, IA; Paul Russell, Creston, IA; Leah (Alan) Stalcup, Prescott, IA; Ben (Dana) Russell, Loup City, NE; grandchildren: Sean; Kevin; Sierra; Clay; Kendra; Lauren; Andy; Ray; Tynen; Ron, Bryce, McKenzie; Skylar, Cameron; Cole; many great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Sheila in death were her parents: Edward and Elizabeth Clifford; step-father Charles Semik; son: Charles Howard Russell; and sister: Mary Ann Carney.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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