WILLIE RUTH "BILL" CLARK RUSSELL, 98, a longtime
Duncan resident, died in her home on April 30,
2007, after a long illness, with interment in
Willie was born on Oct. 8, 1908 in Gail, TX to
William Alexander & Julia Griffith Clark. She
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1925
at Ranger, TX and married Kenneth Roy Russell
(RHS-1925) in Eastland, TX. He preceded her in
death in 1970.
Willie was a member of First Christian Church,
joining in the early 1930s. She was a serious
student of the Bible and believed in the importance
and value of Christian education. She was truly
a servant of God and lived her faith each and
Survivors include sons, John W. "Jack" Russell
and wife Sandy of Vivian, LA, Dr. Kenneth R.
Russell and wife Shirley of Jacksboro, Texas,
and Robert Walker "Bob" Russell & wife Pat of
Duncan; a daughter, Norma Jean Thomson and
husband Bill of Duncan; 12 grandchildren;
three step-grandchildren; 26 great-grand-
children; three great-great-grandchildren;
and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a baby
daughter, Betty Mae; her parents; and three
sisters and their husbands. Her sister was
Edna Clark Miller (RHS-1923).