by Tammie Hensley | August 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Sharon Russell, age 69, of Ulysses, Kansas, died on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Vibra Hospital of Amarillo in Amarillo, Texas. She was born June 26, 1952, in Garden City, Kansas, the daughter of Melvin LeRoy and Alberta Jean (Schlegel) Tedder.
Sharon grew up in Borger and Perryton, Texas. She graduated in 1970 from Perryton High School. Sharon married Patrick Russell on January 23, 1971, in Santa Monica, California. She was active in her church, Mercy, Grace and Truth Ministries under Reverend Alma Lampp, and served in the children’s ministry, prayer groups and pastoral support. Sharon spent her time home schooling her younger children and discipling to others.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Patrick of their home; children, Jean Franco and husband Eddie of Ulysses, James Russell and wife Michelle of Omaha, Nebraska, Aubrey Blankenship and husband Louis of Duncan, Oklahoma, Mary Phillips and husband Michael of Ulysses, Joseph Russell and fiancé Brandy Green of Haysville, Emily Russell of Ulysses, Michael Russell of Wichita, and Sarah C. Hinojos and husband Ismael of Perrin, Texas; brother, Darel Tedder of Colorado Springs, Colorado; step-sisters, Glenda Overton of Perryton, Texas, and Snoma Vandagriff; step-brother, Sandy Vandagriff of Oregon; 20 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Sharon is preceded in death by her father, Melvin; mother, Alberta; step-father, C.G. Vandagriff; and grandson, Patrick Phillips.
Funeral service will be Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Oasis Church in Ulysses with Pastor Garrett Gretz officiating with interment following at Ulysses Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Sharon Russell Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.