Russell Dale Chaney, former resident of Mexico, passed away at the age of 79 at his home in Newcastle, CA. on September 6, 2017. Russell was born May 1, 1938 to Russell W. Chaney and Etheleen (Pitney) Chaney. He was the third of 5 siblings. He was well known in the Mexico area as a child singer who performed on the local radio station KXEO with pianist, Rita Harper, and at the Presser Performing Arts Center. In 1959, Russell married Patricia (Feger-Haworth) Chaney and they raised five children. Following the death of his first wife, Russell married Joyce Chaney in 1997.
Russell is survived by his wife of 20 years, Joyce Chaney, 4 siblings: Gary Chaney, Larry Chaney, Jim Chaney and Danna Moore, his children: Mark Chaney, Kevin Chaney, Natalie Hornibrook, and Erin Chaney. He has 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, daughter Leslie Wesley, and his grand-daughter, Jenna Wesley.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. at the East Lawn Cemetery on November 17, 2017. Condolence flowers may be sent to the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Following the service will be a gathering at the Graceland Museum at 501 S. Muldrow St. for refreshments and conversation. The community center entrance is at the rear of the building and all friends and family are welcome to attend.