Gloria Ball Russell
Gloria was born in Barbeau, Michigan, to Edna and Vern Ball. She was lovely, fun, intelligent, graduated from High School at age 15, played the piano very well, and sometimes laughed so hard she lost her breath. Last Wednesday after dinner she asked her nurse if she could give her a hug, laid down for a nap, and drifted away.
Married to Robert Russell for sixty three years, she has four children, Janice Russell (Kevin), Ginger Christmas, Jeff Russell (Josselyn) and Jerry Russell (Christine), twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Nancy Root (Gerald), her dear sister, and many caring cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws survive her also.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Vern; sister, Betty Pearce; and brother, Glen Vern Ball.
Gloria held to a Godly moral compass always and was strong and patient. Faithfulness: as her children we can say that is her legacy. She was eighty-eight years with us. We will miss her dearly.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will be at 6 p.m. with Pastor Art Kevit officiating.
Born August 19, 1929; transferred to Heaven December 20th, 2017.