Lilah Faith (Heman) Russell was born December 19, 1935 in Salem, OR to Fred & Lucinda (Bandy) Heman and passed from this life on September 6, 2019 at the age of 83.
Immediately following high school Lilah enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April of 1955. She went through boot camp in Bainbridge Maryl and then worked in the receiving station for new recruits. She was aboard the Battleship Saratoga for its commissioning and stayed in the Navy until April of 1958. She married L.G. Russell, a Navy reserve machine accountant, in February 1958 and moved to Tulsa Oklahoma to raise her family
Lilah was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Frieda Oxyman; and her two half brothers. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Bennett & Robin Russell and Gregory Russell; her daughter, Pamela Russell; her sister, Faye Ready; her grandchildren, Hilary (husband Gary) and Zach; and her great grandchildren, Kamber and Kali.
Lilah will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12 at the Ninde Brookside Funeral Home and a graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13 at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK.
Ninde Brookside, 918-742-5556, www.ninde.com