Karean Russell Obituary

Karean Joann Russell
Karean Russell
Karean Joann Russell

April 10, 1934 - June 11, 2019
Born in Perry, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Karean Joann Russell, 85, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Runnells Christian Church in Runnells, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells.

Karean was born in Perry, IA on April 10, 1934, daughter of Forrest W. and Clara P. (DeVoogt) Hunt. She married James Edward Russell on April 9, 1950, in Adel, IA.

Karean and James farmed together in Adams County until 1970. She retired from Bed Bath and Beyond in 2017, after 16 years of employment. Prior to that she worked at Younkers, Home Place, and Sunstrand.

Karean enjoyed reading, gardening, and cooking, She cherished her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and any time spent with family.

Karean is survived by six children, Karla Sue Schafer (Ed, Dec.) of Corning, IA, James Edward Russell Jr. of Des Moines, IA, Steve Alan Russell (Venus) of Chula Vista, CA, Kristin Kay Stewart (Mark) of Cedar Falls, IA, Keri Linn Kittrell of Cedar Falls, IA and Kiley Kee Russell of Des Moines, IA; three sisters, Retha Masengill, Sondra Paul, and Sherrill Henry; one brother, Lynn Hunt; 13 grandkids - Justin, Tom, Jill, ReNee, Tyler, Brittany, Christopher, Kara, Connor, Audrey, Alaina, Keegynn, and Michael; and seven great-grandkids - Jacy, Jentry, Jordan, Ryan, Hayley, Gunnar and Bailee. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Russell and Paul Selian; four sisters, Arlis, Donna Vee, Arleta, and Afton; and two brothers, Burdette and Kreigh Hunt.

Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.





Runnells Christian Church
309 Brown St.
Runnells, IA US 50237
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Runnells Christian Church
309 Brown St.
Runnells, IA US 50237
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
11:00 AM
Lowman Cemetery
SE Vandalia Road
Runnells, IA US
Tuesday, June 18, 2019