Obituary of Charles Russell

Charles Grant Russell, age 78, a resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 29, 2024, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.  He was born July 9, 1945, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of George Russell and Bernice Stine Russell.  Charles attended school in Uniontown Kansas and later graduated from Ft. Scott Christian Heights.  He married Joy Jury on December 24, 1976, at LaCross, Kansas.  Charles worked for many years as a farmer and stockman.  In addition, he also worked as a rural mail carrier for the Redfield Post Office.  He had attended the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and later the Bethel Community Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.


Survivors include his son, Joe Russell and wife, Jimmy Lyn of Redfield, Kansas; six grandchildren, Cassie Cox (Jason) of Redfield, Eli Gregg who is currently stationed in California with the United States Marine Corps, Conner Gregg, Trevor Russell and Kohlton Russell all of Redfield with a great-grandchild on the way.  Also surviving are three sisters, Judy White and husband, Joe, and Nancy Graham all of Uniontown, Kansas and Elaine Fisher of Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Joy, on October 23, 2001.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Wilkinson.


The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 P.M. Thursday, March 7th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Following visitation, there will be cremation and a private burial will be held in the Centerville Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Charles Russell Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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