A native of Hazard, she resided in Harlan for more than 50 years.
She attended the University of Kentucky and was an accountant for more than 20 years for the state. A Kentucky Colonel, she was a member of the Harlan United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and Harlan Homemakers.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Dr. John D. Fitzpatrick and Eunice Baker Fitzpatrick, Whitesburg; husband, Charles R. “Dick” Russell; Thomas Y. Fitzpatrick, John D. Fitzpatrick and James Fitzpatrick.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam, and husband, Larry Mize, Harlan; a sister, Josephine Shepherd, Hazard; two grandchildren: Londa J., and husband, Jeff Roark, Hazard; and Heather, and husband, Bobby Burkhart, Harlan; great-grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Mason, Katelyn Burkhart, Rebekah Roark and Andrew Roark.
Visitation will be today at 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Rich Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Douglas and the Rev. Barry Leonard will officiate.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Rich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.