Marian Russell passed away in Mesa, Arizona at Arbor Rose Hospice of the Valley on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was 92. Marian was born and raised her family in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She and her husband, Ray, moved to Champaign, Illinois before moving to Arizona to enjoy their retirement. Marian loved gardening. Whatever she planted would grow and flourish. Her favorite activities were playing cards and working crossword puzzles. Marian was an excellent seamstress. She could sew a beautiful wedding dress or design a complicated pattern for a quilt. Her professional career was in the service of others selling dry goods in a department store and working as a service Clerk at the University of Illinois. The Russell family was very talented musically. The family would play at church and entertain at other events. Marian is survived by 3 daughters (Rosalind, Rebecca and Ramona), 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services are being held at 3:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hansen Chapel of Prayer, 108 N. 56th Street, Mesa, AZ 85205. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com
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