Edith Rose (Schuh) Russell


Edith Rose (Schuh) Russell


Edith died December 31, 2020 in Olathe, Kansas just barely missing the new year by a few minutes.   She fought a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, and a shorter, more cruel battle with COVID. 

She was born to Philip Schuh and Hilda (Thane) Schuh in McCoy, Texas.  She married Everett L. Russell, Jr. of Poteet, Texas on September 14, 1952.   Everett and Edith lived in George West, Texas and Refugio, Texas, then transferring to Guymon, Oklahoma moving for Everett’s job.  Edith always said that in every town she lived, she had a treasure chest that was overflowing with friends.

Edith had a long and fulfilling career in banking achieving the position of Assistant Vice President of Operations in Guymon, Oklahoma at the First National Bank. She retired with Everett in 1984 and moved to Spearfish, SD to be closer to family especially their grandchildren.

But Edith continued to keep busy in retirement, working as a volunteer with the Lookout Memorial Hospital which became a second career with the hospital as an admissions clerk and switchboard operator for the next 16 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish, SD and still considers this her spiritual family.

In 2018, due to her declining health, Edith moved once more, this time to Olathe, Kansas in order to be closer to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett and a son Mark; her mother Hilda (Schuh) Rogers; her father, Philip Schuh; and a sister, Stella Eichman.

Edith is survived by two daughters, Lori Russell of Mustang, Oklahoma and Grace (Darrel) Riddle of Olathe, Kansas; two granddaughters Erin (Paul) Cain of Shawnee, Kansas, and Julie (Daniel) Logan of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and two great-granddaughters, Molly Logan and Allison Logan.

She is also survived by that treasure chest of friends.

Services will be held at a later time to be announced.

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