Bessie Muriel Maranville, 99, Russell, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital.


She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Russell County to Allen Ray and Jessie (Herron) Scott. She was a 1940 graduate of Russell High School and attended Denver Community College.


She married Chester Eli Maranville on June 28, 1941, in Russell. He preceded her in death after 69 years of marriage on Jan. 24, 2011. She managed the Rainier Beer Distributorship for 20 years During War II., she served her country by assembling radios, in Chicago for our troops.


Survivors include a daughter, Cherry Noel, Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Ruth Bartlett and Carol Murphy, both of Russell; seven grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Errol; and a grandson.


Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Russell City Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, mortuary, Russell. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a family lunch after the graveside service.