Barbara Jean Flegler, 85, Billings, Mont., and longtime Russell resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at the Hanson Cottage at St. John’s United, Billings.


She was born July 5, 1935, in El Dorado to Clyde and Treva Copeland. She was a 1953 graduate of Russell High School.


She married Vernon "Dean" Flegler on Aug. 10, 1958, in Russell. He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 2014. She was a homemaker.


Survivors include a son, Alan Flegler, Billings; two sisters, Glenna Thompson, Phillipsburg and Karen Steinle, Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a son, Rick Flegler; a daughter, Connie Golbek; and a grandson.


A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.


Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.