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Crystal Russell

November 16, 1940 — December 5, 2014

Crystal A. Russell of Chillicothe died at Heritage Manor Chillicothe on December 5, 2014 at 7:20 am. Born to the late Earl and Mary Jane Moore Russell in Lacon on November 16, 1940, she married Roger D. Russell on June 1, 1958 in Lacon. Roger passed away on January 19, 2013.

Crystal worked as a waitress with a majority of her time spent at Sam's Pizza in Lacon where she worked from the day it opened till Sam's retirement. She also was at Club Lacon before retiring. Crystal loved to bowl in the local leagues and the friends she made.

She is survived by her daughters, Anita (Jack) Hart of Sparland; Cindy Berg of Chillicothe; one son, Jimmie Russell of Kentucky; sister Melody Grieves of Wataga, IL; brothers Robert (Jackie) Grieves of Lacon, Raymond Russell of Indiana; grandchildren Stacey Streitmatter, Mindy, David, & Kristi Adams, Diane Thompson, Kendra & Trista Sanders, Jennifer, Christopher, & Melanie Russell, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother Ernie.

A memorial service will be held on December 12 at 6:30 pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials can be made to the activity fund @ Heritage Manor. Online condolences can be left at


DEC 12. 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Memorial Service

DEC 12. 6:30 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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