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Funeral services for James Russell, 58, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Ronnie Wheeler officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Paul Russell and Norma Louise Morrison Russell, on September 28, 1963 in West Plains, Missouri and died December 11, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.

He is survived by two daughters, Misti Russell, West Plains, Missouri and Jamie Manes, Bolivar, Missouri; one sister, Janie Lara and husband Shorty, Scott City, Kansas; girlfriend April Williams, West Plains, Missouri; three grandsons, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Earl Russell, Bob Russell, Lynn Russell, and Jimmy Russell, and one sister, Ellen Russell.

He enjoyed watching westerns on television, and loved to listen to the old country western music. He also enjoyed hunting when we was younger.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Sandy Weaver
    December 15, 2021 @ 11:54 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for the family.


  2. Susan Minge
    December 16, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

    Miss April, so sorry for your loss. We love you my friend. Plz if you need anything , you know how to reach me. Amazing man is with angels..


  3. Lindel Kinder
    December 17, 2021 @ 3:01 pm

    My condolences to the family. A fellow employee if First Student here in West Plains.


  4. jerry jacobson
    December 17, 2021 @ 3:22 pm

    Had the pleasure of meeting Allen and working with him when I drove a school bus for Ozark Horizon State Handicap School. He was a dedicated worker and very loving father of Mitzi. He was a good friend who was always ready to lend me a hand when I needed help at my home. We will miss him.


  5. Debbie Pettit
    December 17, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

    I got to know Alan at Ozark Horizon, where I was the school nurse for 22 years. He was a loving, caring father, and a friendly and reliable co-worker. My deepest sympathy to his family. You are all in my heart during this difficult time.


  6. Wendy Burgess
    December 17, 2021 @ 8:17 pm

    Allen was a good friend to my boyfriend and myself. He will be missed. Fly high with the Angels, Allen.


  7. Lyn Hatterman
    December 18, 2021 @ 11:15 am

    So sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers. I had the pleasure of working at the school Ozark Horizon and getting to know his daughter Misti. Allen was a hard worker and friend to all as he was hired as a bus attendant by my husband Dwight. Allen was very reliable and a pleasure to be around. We often saw April at the school or waiting to get Misti off the bus. We pray for April and Misti as we are sure there will be a missing piece to their family. We grateful for the opportunity to get to know Allen. He recently visited Dairy Queen and visited a minute with me asking how is Dwight. Prayers for your family. Dwight and Lyn Hatterman


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