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  • Leona M. Moody-Russell

  • Leona M. Moody-Russell, 85, of Parsons, died at 12:11 P.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Labette Health.

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  • Leona M. Moody-Russell, 85, of Parsons, died at 12:11 P.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Labette Health.  
    She was born November 3, 1927 at Talala, OK, a daughter of LeRoy and Bertha Opal (Whitson) Miller.  She was raised there and graduated from the Talala High School.  She then moved to Erie and was employed at Swift and Co. at Parsons.  She attended business college at Topeka and from 1966-1977 she was employed at the Pittsburg Census Bureau.  She moved to Wichita in 1977 and worked as a Procurement Clerk for the Department of Defense.  She retired in 1989 and moved to Altamont in 1991.  In1999 she moved to Parsons.   
    She was united in marriage to James E. Moody in 1944.  They later divorced.  On September 24, 1977 she and Claude H. Russell were united in marriage at Parsons.  He preceded her in death on June 2, 1989.  
    She was a member of the First Christian Church at Parsons.  She was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Along with raising her family, she enjoyed making crafts.  
    Survivors include her companion, Jimmy Dodds, Parsons; two daughters, Jeri Anne (Gary) Miorandi, Pittsburg, and Phyllis Moody (Terry Murphy), Hillsbourgh, NC; two sons, Fred Lee (Jana) Moody, Benbrook, TX, and James Ray Moody, Wichita; three grandchildren, Shelli Cunningham, Parsons, Janet Tanner, Jay, OK, and Mike Moody, Wyandot, OK; three step-grandchildren - Gail Stafford, Belton, TX, Steve Russell, Henderson, TX, and Jeff Russell, Glade Water, TX; eight great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; 11 step-great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter – Marcia Sue Costner;  one grandson – Brant LaForge; one granddaughter – LeAnn Moody; two brothers – Charles A. and Bobby Miller; and three sisters – Donna Jean Nibarger, Karen Harrington, and Verna Maye Appicich.
    Memorial services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the First Christian Church at Parsons.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7-8 P.M. Friday.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.  Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.  
     

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