Mrs. Anita Mae Russell entered Heaven’s Gates May 12, 2019. She was born May 24, 1934 in Stratford, Okla., the middle child of five children born to Bill and Gladys Blackburn. At the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Eldon Russell, on January 5, 1951 in Davis, Okla. The couple made their home in Stratford and had five children. Anita enjoyed sewing, decorating cakes, ceramics, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was the most considerate, thoughtful, precious lady you could have ever met, and will be missed so very much.She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Eldon Russell ; her parents; and three sisters, Numa Jean, Willene, and Roberta.Mrs. Russell is survived by three sons, Roger and wife Sharon of Arkansas, Ricky and wife Robin and David and wife Dawn, all of Stratford. Two daughters, Patricia Wood and husband JV of Purcell and Brenda Parsons and husband, Gerald of Stratford. One brother, Ronald Blackburn of Stratford. Nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Graveside services were held May 14, 2019 in McGee Cemetery, Stratford, Okla. under the direction of DeArman/Pickard Funeral Home, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.