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Cecile J. Russ

Russ, CecileMIDDLEFIELD – Cecile J. (nee Kostansek) Russ, of Middlefield, died Aug. 13, 2014, at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield. She was 76.

Born Nov. 9, 1937, in Cleveland, she had been a lifelong area resident.

Cecile was the beloved wife of the late James C. Russ Jr.; loving mother of Cheryl (Robert) Sevald, of Burton Township, Bonnie (Paul) Spangler, of Munson Township, Karen Russ, of Houston, and James (Julia) Russ III, of University Heights; cherished grandmother of Sara Sevald and Robyn and Amanda Spangler; dear sister of David, of Williamsfield, Ohio, Joseph (Margaret), of Erie, Pa., Edward (Rosemary), of Asheville, N.C., and three deceased infant siblings, Mary Margaret, Paul John and Mary Jane.

She was the devoted daughter of Joseph and Frances (nee Sintic) Kostansek, both deceased.

Her kind, generous spirit and beautiful smile will be missed by all.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, with burial to follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.

Donation suggested to the St. Helen Catholic Church Choir, c/o St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065.

Arrangements by Burr Funeral Home of Chardon.

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