WEATHERFORD, Texas - Russell O. Stilts, 82, formerly of Advance, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at the Campbell Health Systems in Weatherford.
Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Joseph Frederick and Pearl Marie Stilts Cato, he retired as a machinist from Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis County.
On Sept. 19, 1942, at Benton, Mo., he married Irene Fowler who preceded him in death on May 11, 1996.
Survivors include: three daughters, Jeranda Miller of Branson West, Mo., Sheryl Enloe of Weatherford and Karen Abbott of Sikeston; one brother, Glendal Stilts of Florissant, Mo.; one half brother, James Stilts of Seattle, Wash.; two half sisters, Carolyn Stilts Stephens of Gipsy, Mo., and Patricia Stilts Davis of Puxico, Mo.; and eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Four infant siblings and one great-grandson also preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Gary Cooper will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Berrong Cemetery at Gipsy.