Thelma Russell Cassell, 86 of Warrenton, VA died on March 29, 2018 at Fauquier Hospital.
She was born on September 13, 1931 in Fauquier County, VA a daughter of the late Silas and Mary Russell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lillian Linton, Lorraine Spencer, Margaret Carrico, Christine Alessi and Dallas Russell.
Thelma was proud of her career as a Logistician with both the National Security Agency retiring from the Army Security Agency. She was a longtime active member of Warrenton United Methodist Church and the Helen Rewis Circle at the church.
She held many artistic talents including writing poetry, working with her flowers, arranging flowers to include wreaths for Memorial Hall at her church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing with her husband and family on their boat.
Thelma was devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Cassell; her two children and their spouses, Kent and Lois Cassell, Calverton, VA and Karen C. Hume and Kevin Schmidt of Marshall, VA; four grandchildren, Jonas Hume, Colton Cassell, Emily Scott, and Preston Strawn; two great grandchildren, Jonas I. Hume and Rachel Hume.
The family will receive friends at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton on Wednesday, April 4 from 10:00 AM until her funeral service begins at 11:00 AM. Rev. Tim Tate will officiate. Interment will be private at Eustacetown Cemetery, Calverton, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier Family Shelter, 95 Keith Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thelma