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Obituaries

April 6, 2014

Russell Lee Woodrow

COVINGTON, Ind. — Russell Lee Woodrow, 91, gently passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at The Waters of Covington, where he had been hospitalized for several days.

Russell was a well-known and prominent farmer in Fountain County for many years before retiring and moving into Covington. He was a long-time member of the Salem United Methodist Church.

He was born near Cates on May 7, 1922, the son of Herbert A. and Burnie Cates Woodrow, and was later raised by Delpha McCannon Woodrow after the loss of his mother.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Kay, and four brothers, Kenneth, Glen, Harold and Earl.

He graduated from Kingman High School in 1940 and on June 28, 1942, married his sweetheart, Lulu Belle Trott, who survives. Russell loved old cars and belonged to several car clubs. He also enjoyed fishing and playing bocce with his buddies in Florida, where he spent 40 winters.

Other survivors include sons, Alan (Margaret) of Covington and Dale (fiancée Patricia) of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and daughter, Joy of Carmel. He loved his six grandchildren, Lisa and Scott Haley of Attica; Amy and Bob Hay, Roger and Brenda Woodrow of Covington; David and Jennifer Woodrow of Danville; and Troy Woodrow and Chad Woodrow in California; six great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren. He also had numerous nieces and nephews who were very special to him.

Funeral services: 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 8, 2014,  at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, with the Rev. Stanley Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. EDT Monday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington.

Memorials may be given to Salem United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com

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