Nadine Joy (Lockard) Russell, 83, of Mentor, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 14, 2017. She was born Sept. 14, 1934, at her farm home near Elmo in Dickinson County, the fourth child of four born to Roy Edison Lockard and Else (Rhodes) Lockard.
Nadine began walking to school at District 19, Superior School, a one-room school a half-mile from her house. She continued her education at Hope Grade School and Hope Rural High School, driving a 1929 Model A Ford to school.
Nadine was raised in a Christian home, attending College Hill Presbyterian Church, South Baptist Church, and later Carlton Presbyterian Church. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed doing all types of farm work.
She met Rex Russell in August 1950, and they married on Sept. 21, 1952, at Carlton Presbyterian Church. Rex and Nadine had a dirt moving business, and Nadine was a superior motor grader operator, along with running other equipment. In 1967 they moved to Salina, where Nadine worked at St. John’s Hospital for 24 years, retiring due of health reasons.
Rex and Nadine enjoyed traveling in their motor home in later years, until her health was too poor to travel.
She is survived by her husband, Rex; children, Dennis Dean (Denise), Diane Kay, and Dawn Ann Radford (Michael); daughter-in-law, Sharyn; brother, Truman Lockard; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents; son, Danny Duane; and siblings, Verla Weber and Marvel Myers.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m., all at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, at Mentor United Methodist Church, Mentor, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Canton Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Mentor United Methodist Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina, 67401.