Russell Wayne Bunch
”1962 - 2010”

    Russell Wayne Bunch

    When I'm Gone
    When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile
    Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
    and remember only the smile
    Forget unkind words I have spoken
    Remember some good I have done
    Forget that I ever had heartache
    and remember I've had loads of fun
    Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
    and sometimes fell by the way
    Remember I have fought some hard battles and won
    ere the close of the day
    Then forget to grieve for my going
    I would not have you sad for a day
    But in summer just gather some flowers
    and remember the place where I lay
    and come in the shade of evening When the sun paints the sky in the west
    Stand for a few moments beside me
    and remember only my best
      ~ Mrs.Lyman Hancock

      Russell Wayne Bunch,
      born on June 14, 1962 passed away at St. Johnís Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on December 23, 2010 after an extended illness. Russell was a lifelong resident of Northeastern Oklahoma and a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Grove High School and attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Russell was a longtime employee of the Seneca-Cayuga Tobacco Company prior to his illness. Russellís hobbies were fishing, golf and making people laugh. Russell is survived by his four beautiful daughters, Jenna Marie, Megan Nicole, Ally Michelle, and Bailey Lee of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Additional survivors are his mother, Sandra Kingston of Miami, Oklahoma; siblings Robin Brobst of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Stephen Bunch of Grove, Oklahoma; a nephew, Stephen (Packie) Bunch of Grove, Oklahoma; his grandmother Reva Wabaunsee of Miami, Oklahoma; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Russellís life will be celebrated in traditional Native American ceremonial rites. A one-night wake will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the Seneca-Cayuga AOA Building in Grove, Oklahoma. Celebration of Life Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at the AOA Building with Dallas Gonzalez conducting. Burial services will be held 2:00 pm. at the Wyandotte Nation Cemetery, in Wyandotte, Oklahoma with Charles Diebold, Ceremonial Chief conducting Native American Rites. Services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Oklahoma.
      Resource: Paul Thomas Funeral Home Online Obituaries (2010)

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