Sondra E. Russell

Feb 17th, 1952 - Jul 27th, 2018


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2018 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2018 2:00 PM


Blairsville Cemetery

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2018 3:00 PM

Sondra E. Russell

Bush- Sondra E. (Thompson) Russell, age 66, of Bush, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Sondra was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence E. and Irma I. (Holland) Thompson. She was a homemaker and was proud to share her life with her prince and the love of her life- Terry Messer. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son- John W. and Jennifer Thompson of Bluffs, IL

Daughter- Catricia L. and Adam Culp of Herrin

Grandchildren- Dalton Thompson of Jacksonville, IL

Ashley Thompson of Jacksonville, IL

Terra Thompson of Bluffs, IL

Mari Thompson of Bluffs, IL

Richard Culp of Eldorado

Ravyn Culp of Herrin

Hunter Culp of Creal Springs

Raina Culp of Herrin

Great Grandchildren- Westlyn Thompson

Jayy, Dominik, and Spencer Culp

William Doty

One Great Grandchild on the way- Thea Doty (whom Sondra was so anxious to meet)

Sister- Carol Crowley of Fort Myers, FL

Brother- James and Marty Thompson of Weldon, IL

Sister- Patricia Nance of Bush

Brother- John and Patsy Thompson of Jacksonville, IL

Sister- Victoria and Jack Phillips of Bush

Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, the love of her life- Terry Messer, infant brother- Joey Thompson, brother-in-law- Square “Wink” Crowley, and brother-in-law- Larry G. Nance.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. James Rutherford officiating. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 12:00pm until 2:00pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Melanie Finney

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2018

    So sorry. Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Evelyn Payne

    From: Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

    Date: July 29, 2018

    May her soul be at peace. The world is going to miss you, but Heaven just got a gem. Sending my love & prayers to her entire family.

  • Guest: Adam Thompson/ Pamla Turner

    From: Jacksonville, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2018

    Prayers for all the family

    Rip Sondra till we meet again
    We love you

  • Guest: Sharon Buckinghsm

    From: Bush, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2018

    You will be missed Sondra. Lots of memories.

  • Guest: Cindi /Carol Crowley

    From: Fort Myers , Florida

    Date: July 30, 2018

    We will forever love and miss you. It’s time to rest. Until we see each other again. Our heart is just broken. Love you

  • Guest: Brian L Beard

    From: Arenzville, Illinois

    Date: July 31, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss, but at the same time her gain, she is now in heaven living a blessed eternal life. Please remember I am here for you John and Terra, and if you two need anything at please just let me know. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Princess Brat

    From: Bush, Illinois

    Date: August 13, 2018

    Love and miss you more than you know.
    Our circle has been broken.
    Rest in Peace with those we love.