Vera V. Russ, 88, of Jones Rd., Munnsville, NY, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville.
She was born April 13, 1922 in Oxford, a daughter of Clifford and Minerva Burke Craft and received her education in local schools. Vera married Donald H. Russ who predeceased her on July 3, 2001. Mrs. Russ had worked at SUNY, Morrisville until her retirement in 1989. She had previously worked in the thermoplastic industry, and helped to operate the family farm. She enjoyed bird watching and crocheting. Vera was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother whose family was her greatest joy.
Surviving are her children, Dale and Bella Russ, Eugene and Earlene Russ, all of Munnsville; Joseph Russ of Vernon; Cynthia and Donald Decker of Eaton; a sister, Catherine Nelson of Norwich; fourteen grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Vida Parslow, a brother, Enos Craft, and a daughter-in-law, Christine Russ.
Memorial services will be held at 7 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville.
Interment will be in the Pratts Hollow Cemetery in the spring.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-7 pm prior to the service.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Crouse Community Center, 101 South St., Morrisville, NY 13408.