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Gwendolyn L. Russell

March 20, 1933 December 6, 2018
Gwendolyn L. Russell
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Obituary for Gwendolyn L. Russell

Gwendolyn Russell, 85, formerly of Berrien Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Caissa Care Home in Gilbert, Ariz.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Bethel Baptist Church, Niles, with burial following in Union Cemetery, Berrien Center. Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, and share condolences online at Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gwen was born March 20, 1933, in Carsonville, Mich., the daughter of George and Leata Myers. In addition to raising her family, she worked for many years as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone in Detroit. Gwen loved being around children, she loved animals, and if you knew her, you loved her.

Survivors include two sons: Bob (Barbara) Blake of Eastpointe, Mich., and Mark (Becky) Blake of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Debi (Perry) Maniaci of Clinton Township, Mich; four stepsons: Gary (Diane) Russell of Quincy, Ill., Randy (Linda) Russell of Berrien Springs, Ron (Diane) Russell of Traverse City, and Wayne (Julie) Russell of Almont, Mich.; stepdaughter, Penni Karam of Sterling Heights, Mich; two brothers: George (Joan) Myers of Macomb, Mich., and Larry (Joyce) Myers of Rochester Hills, Mich.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several step-grand- and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Russell, whom she married March 1, 1980, in Center Line, Mich.; brother, John Myers; and her first husband, Bob Blake.

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5:00 PM 12/16/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/16/2018 7:00:00 PM
Allred Funeral Home

212 South Main Street
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Allred Funeral Home
212 South Main Street Berrien Springs 49103 MI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 12/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church

1605 Silverbrook Avenue
Niles, MI 49120

Bethel Baptist Church
1605 Silverbrook Avenue Niles 49120 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

10408 M-140, Berrien Center, MI 49102

10408 M-140, Berrien Center, MI 49102

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