Nora Louise Hemken Russell 88 of Hillsboro passed away March 21, 2021 at Montgomery Nursing and Health Care Center.
She was born January 28, 1933 in Walshville IL to Charles and Mamie (Fenton) Hemken.
She attended Hillsboro High School and worked for the city of Hillsboro for several years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, past member of the Eastern Star Herman Chapter #95, Montgomery County breast cancer support group and delivered meals on wheels.
She married Melvin Russell on Jan. 30, 1949 and he preceded her in December 20, 2017.
She is survived by her children Lynn (Jim) Washburn of Taylor Springs, Steve Russell of Davenport IA., Debby (John) Lewey of Hillsboro, Mike (Shawna) Russell of Athens, Sherri (Mike) Finn of Hillsboro and Mark (Teresa) Russell of Rochester, 14 grandchildren 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and two sisters Delores Neatherly and Norma Shipman both of Hillsboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Melvin one sister Charlene Butler and one granddaughter Jayleigh Noell Lewey.
Funeral Services will be Saturday March 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro with Rev. Jeff Hemken officiating; a visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time at the church.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Memorials can be directed to MCCA or Calvary Baptist Church.
CDC guidelines with use of masks and social distancing will be observed.
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com
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