Edna M. RussellMarch 16, 1922 ~ September 12, 2017 (age 95)
Edna M. Russell, 95, of New Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 in her home. She was born on March 16, 1922, in London, England, to the late Edward William and Edith Susan Darling. On July 1, 1944, she married Gordon Kenneth Russell, who preceded her in death on May 20, 1960. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mona Handscomb and three brothers, Ken, John and Cyril Darling. Edna is survived by her two sons, Kenneth B. (Cindy) Russell of Columbia, TN and Keith G. Russell of New Carlisle; seven grandchildren, Scarlett E., Robert M. Stephen M. (Rachel), Andrew M., D. Moore, Madison A. and Shelby E. Russell; two great grandchildren, Charles and Susanne Russell; four sisters, Vera Bartmess, Joan Massey, Ida Grahn and Betty Baker; and by many special nieces, nephews and extended family. Mrs. Russell survived the bombings during the WWII Battle of Briton. She met her husband while working at a war factory, moving to New Carlisle in 1950, before living in South Bend most of her life. She worked as a sales clerk for the Robertson's Department Store in South Bend. She loved her dog Max, who was her faithful companion. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. EST Sunday September 17, 2017 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle. Funeral services will be held at Noon EST Monday,September 18, 2017 in the funeral home, with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5234. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.