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Patsy Margaret Russell

May 14, 1943 — August 17, 2023

Waverly, Tennessee

Patsy Margaret Russell, age 80


Of: Waverly, TN passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023, at her home in Waverly, TN. She was born May 14, 1943, in West Helena, Arkansas. Patsy was considered a social butterfly and always made fast friends wherever she was. When she was younger, she was well liked by her peers and basketball teammates who gave her the nickname “Shag”. As she got older, she developed her love of dancing. Patsy was a dance instructor for several years at Author Murray; and later became a square dancer and caller. After her granddaughter became involved in cheerleading, Patsy became the assistant cheerleading coach. She will be forever remembered for her classy appearance, her love of dancing, and friendship she shared with many.


Mrs. Russell’s wishes were to be cremated.





   Randall “Randy” Christenson (Diane) of Crossville, TN



   Vera Fonseca of Illinois

   Lori Rusthoven of Illinois

   Cara Russell of Waverly, TN



   Ralph “Bubby Cavette (Becky) of Sevierville, TN

   James “Jimmy” Cavette of Missouri



   Shirley Grimes (Wayne) of Arkansas

   Trisha Harnish (Pete) of Missouri



  Tyler, Eric, Brandy, Nathan, Keith, Charles, Cathrine, Desiree, Dawson, Wyatt


Great Grandchildren:

   Jayce, Julian, Peyton, Presley, Chandler



   Faye and Mary Lois, both of Arkansas


Friend and Father of her Oldest Son:

   James “Chris” Christenson of Minnesota


Many Special Friends from Illinois


Lots of Nieces and Nephews


 Preceded in death by:


Parents: J.W. Vance and Cathrine Word Lemke

Husband: Charles “Chuck” Russell

Brother: Jessie Reuben Vance

Sister: Bobbie Foster

Son-in-law: James “Jim” Rusthoven



Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955

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