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Mrs. Mary Esther McVay Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2017)

She was a former administrator of a nursing home until her retirement. She professed faith in Christ and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. As a young lady, she was very athletic, and in 1965 was named MVP of the World - Softball. Though she was fiercely independent, she had a big heart and loved cooking and caring for her family and friends. She was a native of Biloxi, MS. She was a member of a respected family, the daughter of the late Stewart Roy & Elizabeth (Ewing) McVay and the widow of Clayton Howard Russell. She leaves five direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Mary Esther Russell, 70, of Campbellsville, KY, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Russell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10amCT/11amET, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 213 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, 200 Block of W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. The family will receive friends at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY, 8am-9:30amCT/9am-10:30amET, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.


Mrs. Mary Esther McVay Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2017)


Mrs. Mary Esther Russell of Campbellsville was born in Biloxi, MS, on August 22, 1947. She was the daughter of the late Stewart Roy & Elizabeth (Ewing) McVay. She was 70 years, three months, and eight days of age at the time of her passing.

She was a former administrator of a nursing home until her retirement. She professed faith in Christ and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. As a young lady, she was very athletic, and in 1965 was named MVP of the World - Softball. Though she was fiercely independent, she had a big heart and loved cooking and caring for her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory:
  • One son: Jimmy Russell and wife Angela of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three sisters and a brother: Rita, Shirley, Betty, and Earl McVay

  • Four grandchildren: Clayton Russell, Jimmy Russell, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Russell, and Austin Belt

  • And a host of extended family and friends.

    She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Howard Russell, and a son, Alfred Willis Blackman, Jr.
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The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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