Russell Eugene Himes

Himes PhotoRussell Eugene Himes, age 87, passed away on December 14, 2013 at the Clarion Hospital. Born on December 7, 1926 in Cool Spring, Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Clayton and Orpha A. (Mauck) Himes.

On November 8, 1953, Russ married the former Carolyn June Wensel. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage and raising a family.

After high school, Russ served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. He later was educated as an electrician, and worked for 39 years as an electrician for Owens-Illinois in Clarion before retiring in 1992. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed flying his own airplane. He attended the Assembly of God churches in Clarion and Brookville.

Russ is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son, Kevin E. Himes and his wife Jackie of Clarion; his daughter Gwendolyn Carol Bailey are her husband Gary of Curwensville; his 5 grandchildren, Rebekah Bailey, Kari Krause and her husband Isaiah, Anna Bailey, Sarah Bailey, and Colby Himes; and his 2 great-grandchildren, Ava and Shaylee Krause. He is also survived by a brother, Junior Clayton Himes and his wife Cathy of Summerville; and his sister, Ruby Harper of Jamestown NY.

In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Kathryn Himes in 2000; and his four brothers, Allen, Kenneth, Reed, and Ray Himes.

Memorial donation may be made in Russ’s honor to the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital.

Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood Street, Clarion where visitation will be held from 10 – 11 am on Tuesday, December 17. Funeral services will follow immediately at 11:00am on Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Gary Bailey, Russ’s son-in-law, officiating. Interment will be in the Cedarview Memorial Park.

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