Yvonne Russell

Obituary of Yvonne M. Russell

Wayland – Yvonne M. Russell, 98 years of age, passed away early Friday morning, November 19, 2021 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Yvonne was born November 13, 1923 in Hastings, PA the daughter of George and Clara (Orto) Houck. She grew up in Pennsylvania and in 1941Yvonne and Lowell Russell were married. They enjoyed 29 years together prior to Lowell passing away in 1970. They moved around quite a bit at first but in the mid 1960’s they settled in the Wayland area where she has remained ever since. Yvonne worked as a home health aide for Steuben County Nursing for many years. Yvonne enjoyed spending time outside working in her yard and relaxing in her pool as she loved to swim. She took pleasure in boating throughout the years and spending time on Keuka Lake. Yvonne was also a member of the Eastern Star organization. Her family was very important to Yvonne and spending time with them was a priority. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Yvonne was pre-deceased by her parents, George and Clara Houck; her husband, Lowell Russell; her daughter, Karen Smith; her grandson, Shawn Dixon; her great-granddaughter, Patricia Clark; her siblings, Gayle Houck, Joe Houck, Mary Stotler and Carolyn Wolfe. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Dixon of Ocala, FL, Yvonne Russell of Wayland and Sandra (David) Springer of Cedar Park, TX; her grandchildren, Crystal Swanson Dixon of Wayland, Amy Kelley of Wayland, Jamie Driesbach of South Dansville, Bobbi (Itia) Nemovicher of NV, Sarah (Troy) Braziel of Wayland, Adam (Ashley) Hoffman of Honeoye, Jasmine VanScooter of Rochester and Ian VanScooter of Dansville, Joshua (Misty) Parrish, Stephenville, TX; 14 great-grandchildren; her brothers, David (Norma) Houck of FL and Richard (Sylvia) Houck) of PA; along with many nieces and nephews. Yvonne’s funeral services will be announced in the spring or summer of 2022. Contributions in memory of Yvonne M. Russell may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.
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