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1/12/2012 11:36:00 AM
Russell W. Stanton: 1920-2012
Russell W. Stanton
Russell W. Stanton

Russell W. Stanton, 91 of Cornville, passed away on January 11, 2012.

He was born on August 1, 1920 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Warren D. Stanton and Emma Souflette-Mellor.

Russell attended Battle Creek schools and Western Michigan State University receiving his Masters. He joined the Army during WWII.

Russell was a teacher at Edison Elementary in Kalamazoo, MI and Sedona Christian School in Sedona, AZ.

He attended Cottonwood Baptist Church.

Russell was an avid hiker and hiked the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, numerous times.

He enjoyed hiking in Alaska and the Southwest Peaks.

He loved to bake bread for family and friends. He will be deeply missed and remembered by his family.

Russell was preceded in death by former wives Ruth Stanton and Ida Stanton.

He is survived by wife of 19 years Mina Stanton of Arizona; sons Charles Stanton of Boca Raton, FL, Liad Bar El of Jerusalem, Israel, Tom Murphy of Park City, UT, Bill Murphy of Cornville, AZ, and Stan Welch (Becky) of Bremerton, WA; daughter Marianne Justus (Rob) of Cottonwood, AZ; sister Shirley McKeene (John) of Hickory Corners, MI; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 17 in the Westcott Funeral Home from 5-7 PM.

A Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 AM.

Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

Information provided by survivors.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2012
Article comment by: donald phillips

I am sorry to hear about your loss,you have our condolences. Though Mr. Stanton is no longer with you, the Bible give us hope of seeing our loved ones again in the resurrection. Jesus said "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29).

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