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
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
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
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman