Addie Loberg-Russell, 88, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Kennett and Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. She was born on Dec. 23, 1918, in Qulin, Mo., the oldest daughter of Earl and Audrey Russell of Kennett. Addie was preceded in death by her siblings, Barbara Russell French, Earl "Bud" Russell, Jr., and Sidney Russell. She graduated from Arkansas State with a teacher's degree and taught for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Her favorite grades were second and third grades. Some of Her students would come to her house to walk her to school everyday. After retirement she was a volunteer at Doctors Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff for 10 years. Her hobbies included painting in oils, pencil sketching and ceramics. She was also an avid reader.
She is survived by her daughter, Nicki Wise and husband, John, of Orlando; one son, Lloyd Dean Loberg, of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren including Billy, Debbie and Sara Loberg, all of Owosso, Mich., and Bill Sanders (Shannon), of Batavia, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren, Cody, Josh and Holly Smith, all of Orlando, Tyler, Tanner and Taryn Sanders, all of Ohio, and Claudia, Cortney, Nikki, Christopher and Robert, all of Owosso; many nieces and nephews, among her favorites were Mary Jo Bell, of Elsinore, Mo., and Aaron Lynn Miller, of Wappapella, Mo.
Addie, while living in Kennett was a member of the First Baptist Church and also a member of the Eastern Star. After moving to Poplar Bluff she became a member of the Twin Springs Baptist Church and participated in their Sunshine class.
A memorial service will be held at the Twin Springs Church in Poplar Bluff on March 24, 2007.