Russell Stilts

Saturday, June 4, 2005

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Russell O. Stilts, 82, of Weatherford, Texas, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Campbell Health Systems in Weatherford.

He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph Frederick and Pearl Marie Stilts. He and Irene Fowler were married Sept. 19, 1942, at Benton, Mo. She died May 11, 1996.

Stilts was formerly of Advance. He retired as a machinist from Wagner Electric Corp. in St. Louis County.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeranda Miller of Branson West, Mo., Sheryl Enloe of Weatherford, Karen Abbott of Sikeston; a brother, Glendal Stilts of Florissant, Mo.; a half brother, James Stilts of Seattle, Wash.; two half sisters, Carolyn Stilts Stephens of Gipsy, Mo., Patricia Stilts Davis of Puxico, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four infant siblings and a great-grandson.

Friends may call at Morgan Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Berrong Cemetery at Gipsy.