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Lena Grace Russell, 89, of Burt, NY, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 27, 2017. Lena was born in Barker to Florence and Harold Haight on August 28, 1928.
She graduated from Barker High School and married Duane Russell on October 2, 1948. She spent most of her life as a homemaker, providing a loving place for dozens of foster children and her own children. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed bowling, and loved her family. She continues giving by donating her body to the University at Buffalo Medical School.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gordon Haight.
Lena is survived by her husband of almost 69 years, Duane Russell; children, Michael Russell, William Wells, Anthony Wells, Virginia Russell, Michelle (Thomas) Stone, Daniel (Judith) Russell, Susan (Kenneth) Birkbeck, Cynthia Russell-Ersing; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 1, any time from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Schulze Winery, 2090 Coomer Road, Burt, NY.
Published on September 28, 2017
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