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James "Jim" B. Russell

February 16, 1938 — August 5, 2022

James B. "Jim" Russell, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Owensboro to the late Joseph B. and Lucy A. Hayden Russell.

Jim was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Saints Joseph & Paul Catholic Church. During the seventies and eighties, he owned and operated the Family Market in Whitesville. This was a family run business, and his children hold many fond memories of these times. More than a grocery store or place of employment, it was truly a family; and those who worked for him held a special place in his heart. He was deeply loved and admired by the employees and community. Jim was also employed at Ragu for many years and retired in 1998. He loved spending time with family, especially fishing and bird hunting with his sons. For several years after the passing of his wife, Rita, he volunteered at the hospital where his heartfelt and gentle spirit was apparent to all those he encountered.

He was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, Rita Ann Clark Russell in 2005; and brothers, Gerald, Thomas and Frank Russell.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Janice Russell; children, Kim Dever and her husband, Eric of Owensboro, Cliff Russell and his wife, Suzanne, of Owensboro, Chris Russell and his wife, Sonja of New Albany, IN; step-children, Jeff Huff and his wife, Lisa of Princeton, IN and Karen Huff of Owensboro; eight grandchildren, Kelly and Drew, Sarah, Morgan and Nicholas, Liberty, Joshua and Jacob; step-grandchildren, Breanna, Caitlin, Will and Dan; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Donald Russell, Mary Jane Clark and Joseph Russell; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 10 at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, with prayers at 6:30, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. There will also be visitation Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of Mass at the church. Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartford House, C/O Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.
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Visitation

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303

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