Verna Thelma Russell McKee, 91, formerly of Horse-shoe Bend died Oct. 30, 2002, in Missoula, Mont. She was born in Glendale, Ill., and retired as an occupational and recreational therapist for the state of Illinois Mental Health Hospital after 20 years. She was an active member of the White Shriner, Eastern Star, Lions Club, Illinois Club and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church. She lived most of her life in various cities in Illinois before moving to Horseshoe Bend in 1978.Survivors are one son, Ronald L. Russell and wife, Marilynn from Missoula, Mont.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Russell; her first husband Orbie Russell and her second husband, Herschel McKee.Services were Nov. 8 at the Methodist Church with Rev. Everett Isom officiating. Burial was in the Evening Shadows Cemetery in Horseshoe Bend with arrangements by Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.