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Kerri Dawn Russell

Fayetteville, AR, 1956 - 2020

Kerri Dawn Russell, age 63, of Fayetteville passed from this life May 23, 2020 in Fayetteville. She was born November 27, 1956 in Shidler, Oklahoma. Kerri finished her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and continued her education by completing her Doctorate Degree from the University of Arkansas. Kerri spent the next 40 years working as a Physical Therapist. She was an avid fly fisher and was on the Board of Trustees for Trout Unlimited. Kerri was instrumental in starting the Arkansas chapter of Casting for Recovery, an organization helping enhance the life of women with breast cancer.
Kerri is survived by her husband Gary L. Russell of Fayetteville; three sons, Brandon K. Russell and his wife Robyn of Rogers, Shawn C. Russell and Joshua C. Russell both of Fayetteville; one granddaughter Moira Russell, and her brother Pat LeMaster of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald D. and Virginia S. LeMaster.
No services are scheduled. Cremation is under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home. To place an online tribute, visit

Published May 28, 2020

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory
4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-521-5000