Nora Louise Hemken Russell, 88, of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Montgomery Nursing and Health Care Center.

She was born January 28, 1933 in Walshville, the daughter of Charles and Mamie (Fenton) Hemken. She married Melvin Russell  in 1949. He preceded her in death in 2017. 

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jayleigh Noell Lewey.

Nora worked for the city of Hillsboro for several years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro. 

She is survived by her children Lynn (Jim) Washburn of Taylor Springs, Steve Russell of Davenport Iowa, Debby (John) Lewey of Hillsboro, Mike (Shawna) Russell of Athens, Sherri (Mike) Finn of Hillsboro and Mark (Teresa) Russell of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Delores Neatherly and Norma Shipman, both of Hillsboro.

Funeral Services were held March 27, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro with Rev. Jeff Hemken officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Memorials may be directed to MCCA or Calvary Baptist Church. Hough & Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements.