Hannibal Courier-Post

Obituary: Ginger Wraye Dudding Russell, MARCH 7, 1958 — JUNE 1, 2020

Posted: Jun. 2, 2020 9:58 am Updated: Jun. 2, 2020 10:03 am

Ginger Wraye Dudding Russell, 62, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away at 7:07 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020, at her home.

Private funeral services will be at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Missouri. The Rev. Mark Hughes will officiate. Inurnment will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends and family at a drive by Life Celebration to be held Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the graveside at Grand View Burial Park. Those attending are asked to remain in their vehicles and greet the family briefly from their vehicle. Funeral attendants will be at the graveside to direct traffic.

The family will host a public Life Celebration in honor of Ginger when it is safe again to gather in larger groups.

Ginger was born March 7, 1958, in Hannibal, Missouri to Dallas M. Dudding Sr. and Bettie Schwanke Dudding Giest.

She was married to Terry Russell on October 8, 1988, at Big Creek Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer, Missouri. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Bettie Dudding Giest (and companion, Jay Raney); two stepchildren, Mandie Russell Evans (Manuel) and Bryon Casey Russell; two sisters, Gwenda Pollard (Bruce) and Gaylah Sublette (Werner); and three brothers, Dallas M. Dudding (Vicki), Dennis Dudding and Dexter Dudding (Jenny). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jalen Evans, Kaylea Evans, Brian Russell, Lindsey Russell and Kylie Russell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ginger was preceded in death by her father; grandmother, Wilma Schwanke; sister-in-law, Harlene Dudding; and stepfather, Norman Giest.

Previously Ginger worked at American Cyanamid (BASF) for many years before taking an early leave. 

In her free time Ginger loved to fish and camp. Boating and crappie fishing at Mark Twain Lake were high on her list. Ginger also enjoyed spending winters in Mission, TX where she and Terry lived on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Word games, Texas Hold’em and her beloved pet dog, Lizzy Lou, were a few of Ginger’s favorites. A talented artist, Ginger enjoyed quilting and crafting. Most of all Ginger simply cherished the moments she shared with her family and friends.

Ginger was a lifelong member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Rensselaer, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Missouri Humane Society.

Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com