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Russell Griffith

Russell E. Griffith, 75, of El Dorado, died Feb. 8 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Born Dec. 20, 1934, in Liberal, to Gerald Victor and Emma Clarabelle (Unger) Griffith, he graduated from El Dorado High School in 1952.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet mechanic and for the past 26 years, he was manager of the American Legion Golf Course and Green Valley Greens in Andover.

On July 20, 1968, he married Judy Sommers in El Dorado.

A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; a son, Brad Sommers of El Dorado; three daughters, Sonja-Sommers Milbourn of El Dorado, Amy of Wichita, and Angela of Salida, Colo.; and a brother, Tom of Montana.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, El Dorado.

Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

A memorial fund has been established with the church and may be made in care of Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.

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