Jeanette Russell

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Jeanette L. Russell, nee Givenrod, 92, of New Baden, IL, born April 6, 1925, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Aviston Countryside Manor, Aviston, IL.

Mrs. Russell was a homemaker and farmer.  She was member of the Order of the Eastern Star and past Worthy Matron.  She was a member of the High Twelve Club and Chamber of Commerce.  In later years she helped develop farm land into industrial sites in Mascoutah, IL.  She was a member of West View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Russell, who died in 1999; her former husband, Ralph Scherer, who died in 1975; her parents Otis and Anna, nee Klingenhagen, Givenrod; two half-brothers, Oscar Heuring and Otis Givenrod II, and two half-sisters, Elsie Petri and Victoria Jung.

Surviving are a daughter, Louise Franke of New Baden, IL;
two grandchildren, Michael Franke of New Baden, IL, and Keith (Tammy) Franke of Trenton, IL;
two great-grandchildren, Brandon Franke and Rebecca Franke both of Trenton, IL;
two step-sons, Clyde (Betsy) Russell and Michael (Janis) Russell;
two step-daughters, Carolyn (Daniel) Payne and Deborah (Nathan) Reed;
and her canine companion, Josie.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. An Eastern Star Ritual will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Greg Sutter officiating.

Burial will be at Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, IL.


1 Comment on Jeanette Russell

Connie Sue (Mehrmann) Stiehl said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Louise and Family, I was so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed. Brenda told me this morning. Just know that she is in a better place, and is with our Lord and Savior. Pleas let me know if there is anything I can do. Also if you just need to talk, call me anytime.

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