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Russell Pickett, 99, Raytown, Mo passed away June 7, 2015 at Hidden Lake Nursing Home in Raytown. A memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence, Mo 64052. A visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 10-11 AM. Russell was born November 27, 1915 in Warrensburg, Mo. to Joseph and Frances (Laughman) Pickett. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives; Pearl R. Pickett and Trudie Pickett, 9 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his son Russell S. Pickett of Independence, Mo and daughter Fran (Jack) Curry of Raytown, Mo, a sister Ruby Pugh of Vancouver, WA, 3 granddaughters; Heather Kemery, Christine Roller and Emily Rae, 3 great-grandchildren; Megan, Amelia, and Nathan, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Russell was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II, were he received a Bronze Star. He was a committed member of Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, where he served with the United Methodist Men, and on the Board of Trustees. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Crossroads Hospice.