OBITUARY

Catherine Geraldine Thomas Russell

November 16, 1926October 22, 2019
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Catherine Geraldine Thomas Russell, 92 of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born in Lebanon, Kentucky on November 16, 1926, to James Robert Thomas & Hattie Mae Jarboe. She retired from Jefferson County Public Schools in 1991. She was a member of the Red Hats.

Her greatest joys in life were her faith and time spent with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Francis Walter Russell; daughter, Brenda Sue; brothers, Joseph Orville & Robert “Bobby” Thomas.

She is survived by her five children, Joyce Leonard (Gary), Bernadine Stearman, Lois Pogue (Jackie), Ellen Mouser, & Lisa Jesse; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence “Larry”, & Francis Earl “Frankie” Thomas.

Her funeral mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Hwy, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Rd. Visitation will be held from 2-8pm on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Mass of the Air and Hosparus.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her five children, Joyce Leonard (Gary), Bernadine Stearman, Lois Pogue (Jackie), Ellen Mouser, & Lisa Jesse; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence “Larry”, & Francis Earl “Frankie” Thomas.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 26, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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Larry Moore

October 26, 2019

I am holding a note in my hand that my sweet aunt Geraldine sent me along with some family pictures only a few weeks ago. She was always the one that reached out to me and let me know when a Russell family member had gone to be with the Lord. This time she couldn't reach out and I just found out after looking on to social media. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and to know how much her family will miss her. I miss my mother every day and I know that Anna Marie was standing there with the rest of her family to welcome Aunt Geraldine to her new heavenly home. God Bless Aunt Geraldine and God Bless her family.

Paula Anne Moore

October 26, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Geraldine. She was always a beautiful, loving, kind and precious lady. I'll remember her sweet laugh and gentle spirit. I'll hold those memories of her in my heart. My prayers are with my cousins, Joyce, Bernadine, Ellen, Lois and Lisa and their families during this time. I love you all.❤️ You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Janet Mouser

October 23, 2019

Dear Ellen, I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My condolences to you and your family. Love Janet

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Biography

Catherine Geraldine Thomas Russell, 92 of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born in Lebanon, Kentucky on November 16, 1926, to James Robert Thomas & Hattie Mae Jarboe. She retired from Jefferson County Public Schools in 1991. She was a member of the Red Hats.

Her greatest joys in life were her faith and time spent with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Francis Walter Russell; daughter, Brenda Sue; brothers, Joseph Orville & Robert “Bobby” Thomas.

She is survived by her five children, Joyce Leonard (Gary), Bernadine Stearman, Lois Pogue (Jackie), Ellen Mouser, & Lisa Jesse; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence “Larry”, & Francis Earl “Frankie” Thomas.

Her funeral mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Hwy, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Rd. Visitation will be held from 2-8pm on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Mass of the Air and Hosparus.