Roger Neil Russell 77, Spring Hill, KS died unexpectedly Friday, May 27th, 2011 at his home.
He was born February 20, 1934 in Bonita, Kansas. He was a 1952 graduate of St. John’s Memorial High School in Olathe and attended Ottawa University. Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Roger was a hairdresser for 54 years and currently worked at New Reflections Hair Salon in Olathe, KS. In 1957, he graduated from Hays Hairdressing School and worked in Roeland Park, Mission, and Olathe where he owned his own business, Roger’s Hairstyling Salon for many years.
He was an elder and charter member at New Hope Presbyterian Church in America, Olathe. He was active in Bible Study Fellowship; a member of the Morning Grange, and worked with the Johnson County Fair and 4-H. He had a passion for gardening, growing and arranging flowers. He and his wife Lois had a Craft Floral business for over twenty years.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen; three brothers William, Jim, Don and sister, Cheryl, and parents, George C. and Evelyn Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Russell of the home and two children: Randy Russell and wife Kristy, of Gardner; and Carol Lang and husband David, of Olathe, along with six grandchildren: Hannah, Emily, Sarah, Elijah and Leah Russell, and Elizabeth Lang.
Visitation was held on Monday, May 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church in America, 13310 S. Blackbob Rd, Olathe, followed by funeral services at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, also at the church. Interment in Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 13310 S. Blackbob Rd. Olathe, Kansas 66062.
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