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Donald and Gloria Russell
Donald Ray Russell, 87, passed away on January 16, 2022. He was born on August 10, 1934 to the late Ray and Elizabeth Shoemaker Russell. Gloria Belle Russell, 87, widow of Donald Russell, passed away on January 20, 2022. She was born on November 15, 1934 to the late Hobert and Laura Hatter Estes. Don and Gloria were married for 67 years. Family was the most important thing in Don and Gloria’s lives, and they were known affectionately to them as Maws and Paws. Aside from their parents, Don and Gloria are preceded in death by their daughter, Connie Sue Wurtenberger; Don’s sister, Louise Russell; and Gloria’s sisters, Jewell Floyd and Bernice Rigney. They are survived by their son, Greg Russell (Susie); their daughter, Sharon Williams (Kim); Gloria’s sister, Betty Jean Witt; their son-in-law, Jody Wurtenberger; grandchildren, Ben Williams (Lisa), Laura Jewell (Brian), Sarah Shely (Ryan), Ashley White (Joe), Megan Russell, Emily Russell, Andrew Russell (Ashley), John Wurtenberger (Jayme), Brian Wurtenberger (Kristin), and Peter Wurtenberger; and their great-grandchildren, Zoë Russell, Daisy Jewell, Gus Wurtenberger, Forest Shely, Liam Jewell, Tucker Wurtenberger, Lowell Shely, Conrad Wurtenberger, Evie Russell, Millie Wurtenberger, and Malcolm White. Services will be private. In honor of Don and Gloria, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association- 836 Euclid Ave. Ste. 322, Lexington, KY 40502. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of the services.