Russell Barry, 56, of Emden, passed away Monday (Dec. 4, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Russell Dean Barry was born Jan. 12, 1961, in Emden, the son of Allen and Lula Belle Conrady Barry.
Russell attended Emden Grade School and was a member of Hartsburg-Emden High School’s Class of 1979. Russell was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Sons of the American Legion, Post 506, Emden. Throughout his working life, he drove a semi-truck, both cross-country and locally. He also worked construction and helped on the family farm.
When Russell was home, he spent as much time as he could outdoors, fishing and hunting at local ponds and on the river. Russell was a supporter of Hartem athletics and was very proud of his nieces, who play volleyball. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed nice dinners and trying his luck at the card table.
Russell will be missed by his mother, Lula Belle; sister, Roberta (Ron) Gray, Byrnes Mill, Mo.; brother, Ron (Vanessa) Barry, Emden; nieces and nephews, Rebekah (Jason) Gray-Long, High Ridge, Mo.; Robert Gray, West Lafayette, Ind.; and Lexi and Lily Barry, Emden; great-nephews, Jace and Grayson Long; aunt, Darline Becker, Emden; and special friend, Tina Coers, Emden.
Russell was preceded in death by his father, Allen Barry; grandparents, William and Lilly Hilgendorf Barry, Seide and Anna Rademaker Conrady.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Emden. His memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the church . Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Emden Fire & Rescue and Hartem Athletics. Interment will follow the service at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.