Russell, Evangeline P., Hemlock, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at her home. Age 96 years. The daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Kolka) Brown, Evangeline was born August 22, 1916 in Frederic, Michigan. She married Forrest Russell on February 22, 1937. He predeceased her April 21, 1976. Evangeline was employed at Ray’s Food Fair for 21 years until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hemlock. Evangeline was an avid gardener and enjoyed playing the piano and her violin. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Janice Goben, St. Joseph, Missouri; Lynn Kirby, Brighton; F.J. (Gene) Russell, Hemlock; Wayne and Barbara Russell, Snover; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Evangeline was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hemlock. Rev. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hemlock on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.