Russel Lloyd Healey

Russel Lloyd Healey

Russel Lloyd Healey, 92, of Olive Branch, died at 6:07 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at East Bay Rehab in Clearwater, Fla.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1928, in Livingston, the son of Susan and William Healey.  

He married Betty Jo Farris on April 3, 1951, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the Deaf in St. Louis.

Betty and Russel were very involved with the Lutheran Church for the Deaf and the Missouri Synod. They enjoyed living in such places as St. Louis, Chicago, Canada, Texas and Florida.

He is survived by his sister, June Healey Kreuter of Palm Harbor, Fla., and by many loving nieces, nephews and very good friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo; his parents; a sister, Evelyn Burniski; and brothers William and Donald.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.  

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Willig of Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Morris officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery.

Groups of 50 people at a time will be allowed in to pay their respects. Those attending the visitation and funeral service are requested to observe customarily accepted social distancing procedures. All who attend are reminded that, in accordance with recently announced State of Illinois guidelines, masks or face coverings are required in public spaces.

The family extends a very special thank you to the employees of East Bay Rehab in Clearwater, Fla.

Memorials can be made to the Lutheran Deaf Mission Society, P.O. Box 434038, St. Louis, Mo. 63143.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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