Barbara A. Russell
Barbara A. Russell
  • August 8, 1942 - November 18, 2017
  • Gladstone, Missouri

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BARBARA ANN RUSSELL, 75, passed away November 18, 2017 at NorthCare Hospice House after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Barbara was born August 8, 1942 in Smithville, Missouri to the late Milton H. and Thelma Campbell. On June 25, 1979, she was united in marriage to Cleo D. Russell who preceded her in death in May 1985.

Barbara began her career in 1961 with Midland International Corporation. In 1973 she participated in the founding of Royce Electronics Corporation. In 1982, she helped build the corporate business of Executive Travel with her trusted friend and colleague, James R. Love. Barbara retired as Vice President of Executive Travel in November 2006.

Through Barbara’s long illness she was supported by her loving family, wonderful friends who visited, called or wrote, and her exceptional caregivers.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Karen Fischer and brother-in-law, Don Fischer, niece Amy (Daniel) Pavely, nephew Craig (Michele) Fischer, great nieces Whitney Pavely, Emma Fischer, Lia Fischer, great nephews Gage Pavely and Bennett Fischer, step-daughter Robin (David) Mackintosh, step-son Doug (Kelly) Russell, step-grandson Adam Russell and step-great granddaughter Liv Russell. Services will be Monday November 27, 2017 at 11:30 am at White Chapel Funeral Home. Burial to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Chapel.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at MISH Hospital and Clinics, North Kansas City Hospital and NorthCare Hospice House.

To honor Barbara, friends of the family may choose to give donations to the American Cancer Society or Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute.