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March 18, 2010

Janie Russell Uhler, Warrensburg, MO Ft. Myers, FL Passes Away March 12, 2010

Janie Russell Uhler

Janie Lou Russell Uhler passed away Friday morning March 12, 2010 at Warrensburg Manor Care. Born in Warrensburg, Missouri on August 31, 1927 she was the younger daughter of H. H and Ida Mae Russell. Janie was a lifelong resident of Warrensburg and also for the past sixteen winters of Fort Myers, Florida, Cross Creek Development. Janie attended the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri Columbia where she received a degree in Spanish and mathematics in 1948. She graduated from high school one year early and immediate started college. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In 1944 she met Earl D. Uhler, Jr., (ret. Major) of Baltimore MD, who was stationed at Sedalia Army Field for flight training before serving in the Army Air Corps flying the China-Burma- India campaign in World War II. She and Earl married September 4, 1949 at the First Christian Church in Warrensburg and lived in Washington, DC for a awhile where Janie worked in the US Patent Office and Earl completed his degree from the University of Maryland. She was also in the USMC Marine Corps Reserve.  Janie was very active in the Warrensburg community, business and real estate. She was the first woman elected to the Missouri Retailers Association. She was very proud to have served on the Board of Directors with Citizens Bank and also served on the boards of the Midwest Board of Realtors, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Vo-Tech Distributive Education, United Way, and Military Affairs Committee at Whiteman Air Force Base. She belonged to the Red Hat Society, the WD-40’s, the DAR, Women’s Golf Group at Cross Creek, the Warrensburg Canoe Club and numerous bridge clubs in Warrensburg. She managed and later owned Russell Brothers Men’s Clothing Company. She also developed and owned numerous buildings in downtown Warrensburg and the North Park area. She was the president of the area’s first FM commercial radio station, was a broker and co-owner of Century 21 Real Estate in Warrensburg and later was a broker with Action Realty Company. Janie leaves behind her husband of 60 years Earl of Warrensburg, her daughter Jill Uhler Buford and son in law Marvin of Fort Myers, Fl. She also leaves behind her son Bruce of Nybro Sweden, daughter- in-law Margareta of Lake Mary, Florida and grandchildren Chris, USMC Parris Island, SC, Michael of Nybro Sweden and Emily of Lake Mary, FL. Janie is also survived by cousins Mac Russell of Oldsmar, FL, Ginny Doran of Singapore and Kay Butchart of St. Joseph, MO. Janie was preceded in death by her parents H.H. Russell and Ida Mae Russell and her sister Sophia Ann Russell Johnson of Sedalia. Please make any donations to Johnson County Hospice Care 429 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg MO, 64093 or The First Christian Church, 101 East Gay Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093-1892.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at First Christian Church, 101 E. Gay St., Warrensburg, with Pastor Jerry Basye officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Richard Dudley, Sterling McHarg, Rich Lawson, Floyd Walker and Mike Standley. Honorary pallbearers are Adrian Harmon, Virginia Maxson, Marge Barry, Dorothy Lee Dixon, Marge Warnick, Fern Graves, Doris Kirkpatrick and Peggy Dudley.
The family received friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Janie Lou Russell, Warrensburg, MO
Janie Lou Russell and Earl D. Uhler, Jr. Baltimore, MD
Janie Lou Russell, Warrensburg,
Janie Lou Russell and Earl Dean Uhler, Jr. Wedding, First Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO
Elaine King left, Janie Uhler Right
Gin Humfeld, H H Russell, Ida Mae Russell, Janie Uhler, Sophia Johnson about 1964

Great Grandfather was Sheriff HH Russell

FRANK RUSSELL, minister in charge of Rock Spring Church, was born in Kentucky, March 18, 1847. He came to Missouri in 1856, with his parents. His father J. C. Russell, was a native of Kentucky, and came to Missouri and settled in Johnson county, on a farm, near Columbus. He now lives in Hazel Hill township. Frank attended a select school in Kentucky, and afterwards entered McGee College. Soon after leaving college he entered the ministry under the C.P. Church. He preached one year at Westport, and three years at Lee's Summit, during which time he occasionally preached at Rock Spring Church, and afterward devoted all his time to that church, where he has been for six years. Under his direction the church has advanced rapidly, and they now contemplate erecting a new building, and turning the old one into a store. Mr. Russell was married in October, 1875, to Miss Mary J. Lauderdale. By this union they have two children, Albert H. and Walter L.

The advertiser-courier. (Hermann, Mo.), 1899-08-02 The State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Rev. Frank Russell, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Knob Noster, and Mrs. Mary Sanborn, a teacher in the Warrensburg state normal school, were married recently