On Oct. 17, 1954 at the Altoona United Methodist Church, Floyd married Margaret J. Green. She survives, of the home.
Floyd spent his lifetime operating the family farm and distributing fertilizer, most recently for Yield Plus Fertilizers, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was a member of the Altoona United Methodist Church and chairman of the board of trustees. Floyd received his 50-year pin from the Masonic Lodge in Benedict in 2009. He was also a board member of the Altoona Jamboree and past member of the Altoona-Midway School Board and the Eastern Star.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Margaret, include five children, Debra Meigs, Altoona, Linda and Roosevelt Rogers, Parker, Colo., Patricia Russell, Chanute, Michael and Kim Russell, Altoona, Kathy and Larry Klauman, Chanute; two brothers, Harold Russell, Wichita, Dale Russell, Neodesha; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren on the way.
Floyd’s parents; three sisters, Laverna Hyde, Dorothy Deshasier, and Edith Russell; and son, Mark Alan Russell, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Altoona United Methodist Church with Pastor Jose Miranda officiating. Burial will be in the Altoona Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Timmons Funeral Home in Fredonia. Memorials have been established in Floyd’s name with the Altoona Methodist Food Pantry and the American Heart Association. Contributions may be sent to the funeral home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736. Words of condolence for the family may be sent to www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.