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Russell Pirtle

Died: Friday, May 15, 2009
Russell Pirtle, 82, Palmyra, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at 3:20 a.m. at his home.

Born in Marengo, he was the son of the late Floyd and Eulah Pirtle.

He was a veteran of World War II and a retired truck driver for Ecoff Trucking Co.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lendell Pirtle, and two sisters, Mary Newlin and Janevera Bary.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ileana; two daughters, Janet Higdon and Maida Jones, both of New Salisbury; six sisters, Betty Routh of Ramsey, Martha Karnes of Brandenburg, Shirley Seacat of Clarksville, Carolyn Senn of Shelbyville, Tenn., Brenda Coy of Milltown and Nancy Clemons of Galena; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Sunday, May 17, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery near Milltown.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Vista Care.

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