JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Connie Sue Russell

Connie Sue Russell, 62, of Mt. Vernon died at 2:03 p.m. Jan. 6, 2005 
at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was employed 
by the City of Mt. Vernon as a tourist host at the Mt. Vernon Tourism 
and Visitors Bureau. 

She was born May 15, 1942 in Mt. Vernon. She married Lowell Russell on 
Oct. 10, 1964 in Herrin. He died Oct. 14, 1998. 

Funeral services will at 1 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home with 
burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Pastor Ken Berryman 
will officiate. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral 
home. 

She is survived by her father, Richard Lacey, of Mt. Vernon; one son, 
Brad Russell of Mt. Vernon; one stepdaughter, Loletta Pasley and husband, 
David of Mt. Vernon; special friend, Gary South of Dix; three brothers, 
Maurice “Mike” Lacey and wife Mary of Pensacola, FL., Steve Lacey 
and wife Debbie of Mt. Vernon, Jeff Lacey of Mt. Vernon; four nieces, 
Julie Lacey of St. Louis, MO., Melissa Elliott and husband Blake of Mt. 
Vernon, Ashleigh Lacey of Mt. Vernon Brooke Lacey of Mt. Vernon; one 
great niece, Emily Elliott of Mt. Vernon; step-grandchildren Amber 
Farmer and husband, Duke of Mt. Vernon, and Darl Pasley of Mt. Vernon 
and one step great-grandson, A.J. Farmer of Mt. Vernon. 

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother Eyla Lacey 
and one brother, Ronald Lacey. 

Mrs. Russell was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. 
She enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially with the Golden 
Girls. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s 
Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon. Arrangements have 
been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 
618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.



Date: 8 Jan 2005
Source: Register-News
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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