Russell Games Hollingsworth / 1925-2009

Published 9:35am Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Russell Games Hollingsworth, 84, died on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at 1:15 in the afternoon at his home, surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. Russell so loved his family that he fought a courageous battle and stayed with his family as long as he could.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hoven Funeral Home in Buchanan with a celebration of life at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens in Niles.

He was born on July 29, 1925, in Ardmore, Okla. to the late Thomas R. Hollingsworth and Mitcie L. Bingham.

On Aug. 2, 1950, Russell married Imogene J. Clark Hollingsworth in St. Louis, Mo.
Russell leaves behind his loving wife, Imogene and his children, John (Donna) Hollingsworth, Deborah (Charlie) Lintner, James (Julie) Hollingsworth, Sherry Hollingsworth, Marla (Ron) Bailey all of Niles, and Vickie (Tom) Spain of Edwardsburg.
Additional surviving family, from a previous marriage, include, Judy (Ronald) Lambert, Andrea Jean McRenolds, Jackie Ann (Loyd) McCarty all of Wentzville, Mo., Jerry Donald Hollingsworth of Mosco Mills, Mo. and Terry Russell and (Penny) Hollingsworth of Harviell, Mo.  Russ is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and by one sister, Seelee Singleton of New Carlisle, Ind.

After spending nine years in California, Russ moved to Michigan in 1969 and went to work for Buchanan Steel in Buchanan, where he retired from in 1986.  Russ loved to spend time with his family playing and singing music and once played with Buck Owens while playing in his band in California. Russ also loved hunting with his sons, working on cars, playing cards and traveling.

A special thank you to Hospice at Home, Inc. caregivers for all the love and support given to our family at this difficult time.

Memorials can be made to the family of Russell Hollingsworth.

Arrangements were by Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan.

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  • SMPietrok

    Aunt Jean and family,

    So very sorry about Uncle Russell, we all love him so very much. He was not only a great Great Uncle, but a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

    Love you all

    Sharon Pietrok (Hollingsworth) and family

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