Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Esther (McVay) Russell

August 22, 1947 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 70)

   Mrs. Mary Esther Russell of Campbellsville was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 22, 1947. Daughter of the late Stewart Roy and Elizabeth (Ewing) McVay, she was 70 years, 3 months, and 8 days of age at the time of her passing. She was a former administrator of a nursing home until her retirement. She professed faith in Christ and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. As a young lady, she was very athletic, and in 1965 was named MVP of the World – Softball. Though she was fiercely independent, she had a big heart and loved cooking and caring for her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

   One son: Jimmy Russell and wife Angela of Campbellsville,

   Three sisters and a brother: Rita, Shirley, Betty, and Earl McVay,

   Four grandchildren: Clayton Russell, Jimmy Russell, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Russell, and Austin Belt,

   And a host of extended family and friends.

   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Howard Russell, a son, Alfred Willis Blackman, Jr., and five siblings, Florence, Marie, Irma, Stewart, and W.J.

   There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Russell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 213 University Dr, Campbellsville, KY. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, W Main St, Campbellsville, KY.

   The family will receive friends at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 9:00-10:30 AM.

 Service Information

December 5, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
LR Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Funeral Service
December 5, 2017

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
213 University Dr
Campbellsville, KY 42718

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