1940 - 2012
Iva Mae "Sadie" Phelps Russell, 92, formerly of Holts Summit and Mokane, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City. She was born in Belle, the daughter of the late Charles Houston and Martha Elizabeth (Hicks) Phelps. On October 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to Forest Ireland Russell, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2008. Iva was homemaker and enjoyed traveling, reading, bingo, Tri-Ominos, and playing cards. She loved spending time with her family. Iva will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter, Gloria Jean Taylor and husband, Donald, of Mokane; nine grandchildren, Terry Russell, Jerry Russell, Scott Custard, Rusty Custard, Tina Deville, Shawn Taylor, Shannon Meller, Kim Taylor Leisinger, and LaVonda Meller; 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Iva was preceded in death by one son, Forest Dwaine Russell; one daughter, Sharon Mae Russell Meller; one sister and five brothers. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Chaplin Jim Mueller officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service also at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Mokane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association c/o Maupin Funeral Home 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFuneralHome.com.