Thelma Russell Cassell, 86, of Warrenton, died March 29, 2018, at Fauquier Hospital.
She was born September 13, 1931, in Fauquier County, to the late Silas and Mary Russell.
Mrs. Cassell was proud of her career 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.
Mrs. Cassell was devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Cassell; her two children and their spouses, Kent and Lois Cassell of Calverton and Karen C. Hume and Kevin Schmidt of Marshall; four grandchildren, Jonas Hume, Colton Cassell, Emily Scott and Preston Strawn, and two great grandchildren, Jonas I. Hume and Rachel Hume.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lillian Linton, Lorraine Spencer, Margaret Carrico, Christine Alessi and Dallas Russell.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, when the service will begin at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Rev. Tim Tate will officiate. Interment will be private at Eustacetown Cemetery in Calverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier Family Shelter, 95 Keith St., Warrenton, Va. 20186.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com