Ione Russell



Age: 90


Summary: oldest living former queen of the Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade whose daughter Sheila Francer later also served as a queen, making them the first mother-daughter queens in the city's history, and who was a former member of the Carnival Association of the St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian, Mississippi.



Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina


Born: September 27, 1914


Died: August 29, 2005


Location: Long Beach, Mississippi