Ollie May Friesen

Ollie May Friesen, 83, Russell, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Gray, Okla., to Frank and Belle (Vance) Leatherman. She was a 1955 graduate of Balko High School.

She married Henry “Hank” Reimer Friesen on Aug. 26, 1961, in Perryton, Texas. He preceded her in death. She was a waitress.

Survivors include a son, Gordon Friesen, Salina; three daughters, Alice Huff, Miami, Texas, Diana Riedel and Carol Wykoff , both of Russell; a sister, Eva Cowan, Perryton, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

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

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family greeting guests from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Ollie Friesen Memorial Fund in care of the mortuary.

Posted online on August 06, 2020