Clyde Ellis Rusell, 81, of Liberty, Mo., died at Liberty Hospital on July 21, 2005.
He was born on March 1, 1924, in Deerfield, the son of John and Nellie Russell.
He married Eldene Cowan on March 30, 1949 in Nevada. He farmed at El Dorado Springs and later moved to Kansas City where he drove for several trucking companies and retired from ABF Trucking Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eldene; his parents; and three sisters. He is survived by two brothers, Calvin Russell, Nevada, and Donald Russell, Roach, Mo.; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were held on Monday, July 25, at 11 a.m., at the Hackleman Cemetery. Interment will be in the Hackleman Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart Association.