Wanda Russell, a resident of Utica, Oklahoma passed from this life in Durant Feb. 9, 2020 at the age of 88. She was born in Utica Jan. 2, 1932 to Hugh Lee Beal and Elizabeth Lucina Martin Beal.


Family hour was held Feb. 11, 2020 at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant. A chapel service was held Feb. 12, 2020 at the funeral home chapel with Bro. John Heath officiating. Her final resting place is the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Armstrong, Oklahoma, with Bobby Dale Mitchell, Steve Dow, Tommy Rowland, Johnny Rowland, Tony Simmons and Chris Hayworth as her pallbearers.


Wanda was a beloved soul who loved cooking, reading her bible and attending church. She married her beloved husband Wesley Russell in Denison, Texas, Oct. 30, 1940.


Mrs. Russell is survived by her children, Larry Russell and wife, Donna, of Utica; Shirley Brockett and husband, Eddie, of Calera, Oklahoma; Loria Russell of the home; grandchildren Wesley Brockett of Calera, Scott Brockett and wife, Allison, of Sherman, Texas, Angie Ansiel, Andrea Cole and Amanda Canada and husband, Collin; great-grandchildren Amber Cole, Emilie Ansiel, Amelia Herndon, McKinzie Patton, Adlee Canada, Carter Ansiel, Christian Cole and Brantley Canada.


Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wesley Russell, parents, Hugh and Elizabeth Beal, siblings Sue Graham, Euda Rose, M.R. Beal (Doff) and Garlen Beal (Sonny).


Services were under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant; www.holmescoffeymurray.com.