Graveside services for Effie Leola Russell, 85, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in the Greenacres Memorial Park.
Effie Leola Russell passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in Cleburne. She was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Cadiz, Ky., to Arthur and Cora Burnett.
Mrs. Russell worked in housekeeping in the nursing home industry and was a dedicated homemaker and mother. She loved to sew, cook, garden and track weather conditions. Effie also loved cats. She was of the Methodist faith.
Effie Russell is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Levi and husband, Paul, of Concord, N.H., Jeanne Martin and husband, Pecos, of Cleburne, Jessica Gossett and husband, Lonnie, of Cleburne, Cynthia Thorson and husband, Walter, of Ennis and Faye Helms of Cleburne; son, John Joseph Russell of Austin; grandchildren, Sarah Payton, Jonathon Payton, Lonnie Ray Gossett, Wendi Martin, Coty Pierce, Robert Trussell, Gynger Gossett, Misti Martin and Seaver Helms; great-grandchildren, Christopher Headley, Anastia Headley, Chelsea Trussell, Hailey and Christin Shaw and Bryce Gossett; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wyman Pierce; second husband, John W. Russell; son, Gerald Pierce; brother, Ed Mitchell; and sister, Katie Slaughter.
A special thanks to Elizabeth and Jennifer for their caregiving.
Visitation will be at from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the funeral home.
You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at www.cpcleburne.com
512 N. Ridgeway Drive
Cleburne, TX 76033