Phyllis L. Russell

Phyllis L. Russell, 86, a resident of Westfield and former resident of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2012, at Prairie Lakes Health Campus, Noblesville. She was born May 16, 1925, in Bedford, Iowa to the late Ben Sanders & Willie A. (Scott) Cameron.

She was a member of the Greenfield Christian Church, the Women’s Church Circle, the B.P.W., a homemaker, worked for Danner Brothers and did upholstery work at her home for friends and family. Phyllis enjoyed playing Bridge, baking, helping at the church and especially loved playing games with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Kipp Koonce) Keating of Westfield; son, Ronald D. (Jennifer) Russell of Greenfield; sisters, Dorothy Calton of Lebanon, Mo., Jerry Walden and Juanita Jackson, both of Greenfield; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Russell in 1990; daughter, Cheryl K. Shirk in 1986; and her brothers, Lloyd, Floyd, Lee and Johnny.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home of Greenfield. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Online condolences may be shared at