At the age of 48, Russell Lee Webb passed at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Russell was surrounded by the loving support and care of family and close friends during his final days.
Russell was born in Unionville, Missouri, on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1971, the youngest son of Jim and Ruth (Cook) Webb who reared Russell and his brothers on the sprawling rolling hills in western Putnam County, Missouri. At an early age, Russell developed a great passion for row crop farming and cattle through the mentorship and guidance of his father. During his youth Russell was active in 4-H and FFA and helped labor on the family farm operation. One of Russell’s fondest memories was working the wheat harvest as a teenager. Upon graduation from Putnam County High School in 1990, he attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, where he furthered his agricultural studies. After returning to his roots, Russell started a trucking company where he fostered a great appreciation for Peterbilt trucks and fast-paced living. He then opened a seed dealership to afford him the opportunity to spend more time with his son, Colton. Russell married Karrie Klingner on July 21, 2012, where they built a life together in Putnam County and combined their skill sets to grow a thriving seed warehouse and distribution company as well as a cow/calf operation in Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa. Russell is a member of the First Christian Church of Unionville.
Russell is survived by his wife, Karrie (Klingner) Webb of Unionville, Missouri; son Colton Webb of Centerville, Iowa; his brother Donald Webb and wife Tracy of Chillicothe, Missouri; his brother Shawn Webb and wife Amy of Unionville, Missouri; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Gloria Klingner of Unionville, Missouri; his paternal uncle Bob Webb and wife Wilma of Unionville, Missouri; his paternal aunt Phyllis Lunsford and husband Gene of Green City, Missouri; his maternal uncle Albert Cook of Oswatomie, Kansas; his sister-in-law; Karla Klingner Diaz of Columbia, Missouri; his brother-in-law Michael Klingner and wife Ericka of Williamsburg, Iowa; his brother-in-law Matthew Klingner and wife Michele of Unionville, Missouri; many beloved nieces and nephews that are as follows: Eric Webb and wife Hayley, Sara Webb, Justin Webb, Hollister Spurgeon, Crew Klingner, Cabryn Klingner, Quincy Klingner, Piper Klingner, Berik Diaz, Georgia Klingner, Frankie Klingner, and Ridley Klingner.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Ruth Webb, a paternal uncle, Mike Webb, and wife, Carol; a maternal uncle, Herbert Cook, and a maternal aunt, Annabelle McCormick, as well as his beloved dog Pete.
A private family burial service is planned at Union Church Cemetery. Playle-Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers for Russell will be Jeff Robinson, John Probasco, Dana Starrett, Clint Long, Ed Bright, and Adam Curran. Honorary pall bearers will be Phil Fleshman, Justin Malter, Tony Dooley, and D. J. Tweedie.
A celebration of life is scheduled at Whippoorwill Acres on Sunday, November 8, at 1:30 with a meal and fellowship planned prior to the service from 11:00-1:00 to honor Russell Lee Webb. The celebration of life is open to family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Playle & Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville, MO.
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