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Betty Alice Russell

September 29, 1939 January 8, 2022
Betty Alice Russell
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Obituary for Betty Alice Russell

Betty Alice Russell,82, resident of Tipton, passed away on January 8, 2022, at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Oklahoma.

Betty was born in Ava, Illinois on September 29, 1939, to her parents, James L. Wayland and Addie Louise ( Pulcher) Wayland. She grew up in Illinois and graduated from Columbia High school. In February of 1985, Betty married Ronnie Houston Russell in Altus, OK. Their union spanned 36 years.

Betty was employed as a care specialist at Grace Daycare. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and knitting. Her presence will be missed by all who knew her.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, James, and Addie Wayland; her brothers, Billie Amel Wayland, infant brother, James Lloyd Wayland; and a brother-in-law, Bob Mesnarich.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Houston Russell, son, Kevin William Reichert; her daughter, Sandra Denise (Reichert) Dowding; her step-children: Shawn Russell and Shera Pratt; three brothers: Jack Wayland, Ron Wayland, and Don Wayland; two sisters: Joann Byerly and Iva Jean Mesnarich; her grandchildren: Leslie Brough (William); Kerry Dowding; Joy Dawn Weathers (Michael); Jodi Wade (David); Jaime Reichert; Julie Reichert; and Houston Dean; her great-grandchildren: Shaily Dudley, Cruz Lopez, Sydney Weathers, Briley Lopez, Naomi Weathers Donivan Collins, and Leah Wade; three great-great-grandchildren: Marley Lopez, Dylan Reichert, and Levi Dudley; as well as a host of other relatives, in-laws, and friends.

The family has entrusted services to the care of Lowell- Tims Funeral Home & Crematory in Altus.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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