Norma Emmelea Russell, 87, died November 6, 2013. She was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, the first of three children. Her family moved to California when she was just a young girl. She loved spending time with her family, taking her summer vacations in Murray, Kentucky, and she loved working in her yard with her little dog, Chuckie, at her side.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carol J. Spurgin, of Missouri, and Barbara Gray and her husband Byron, of California; three grandchildren, Kenny G. Story Sr., Kimberly Shackleford and her husband Dave, and Reneé McCormick; nine great grandchildren, Kenny Jr., Kyle, Kelsey, and Kaylin Story, Shelby Lobue and her husband Jesse, and Brenna, Mardee, Ivy and Jade Shackleford; two great-great grandchildren, Anthony Story and Riley Lobue; her sister, Velma Wall and her husband Delmar, and her brother Earl Casey and his wife Darlene, all of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Russell, a grandson, Kelly R. Story, and her parents, John M. and Beulah M. Casey. She will be missed deeply but always remembered by all of her family and friends who loved and knew her.
There will be a visitation at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock (please call for details 209-632-9111). She will be laid to rest at Fossett Cemetery in Murray, Kentucky, beside her beloved husband Henry F. Russell, who passed away February 3, 2009.