Charles Richard Russ

Friday, January 10, 2020

Charles Richard Russ

Aug. 3, 1930 - Jan. 4, 2020

OBERLIN, Kan. Charles Richard Russ, 89, died Saturday (Jan. 4, 2020).

He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Lenora, Kan. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949. He graduated from Colby Community College. He married Clara Belle Vernon on Aug. 3, 1955, at Oberlin.

He worked in construction doing roofing and plumbing work.

Richard was a member of the United Church of Oberlin, Gideons, American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce James and Dorothy Mae (Eggers) Russ; sisters, Betty Carlson and Carolyn Norman and brothers, Donald LeRoy (infant) and James Bruce Russ.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; children, Della (Jack) Province, Edward (Vivian) Russ, Julie Russ, Starla (Ralf) Meister, Cherie (Darin) Dingus, Charles (Linda) Russ, and Ruth (Jeffrey II) Longhenry; sisters, Helen Kisinger, Kathleen Wright, Christine Gosha, and brother, Leo Russ; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is June 4, 2020, 11 a.m. at the United Church of Oberlin. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials can be given in his name to Hospice Services, Inc. Online condolences can be left at

Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.