Lois L. Russell
Lois L. Russell, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Lois was born in Bayonne, NJ, on January 15, 1922, and was married in 1944 to Joseph J. Russell, who preceded her in death in 1982. With their young family, the couple moved to Newark in 1955 after the opening of the Tidewater Refinery.
Lois loved going to church, reading, baking, and doing needlework. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was the beloved mother of Joseph W. Russell (Linda), Lorraine R. Baum, Robert E. Russell (Gail), Denise R. Levering (Ken), and William C. Russell (Sherri). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joe Baum, Jody Russell (Candice), Stacey Malm, Amanda and Justin Levering, and Kyle, Erik, and Adam Russell; and her great grandchildren, Brett, Ethan, and Shane. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gladys Easton, her brother, William Easton, and her son-in-law, Harvey Baum.
The family extends their gratitude to the caregivers from Gardens at White Chapel and Compassionate Care Hospice for their many kindnesses to Lois.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE, 19711, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Lois may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which was a great source of strength and comfort to her.