Karen W. Russell

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Karen W. Russell

September 05, 1953 - November 30, 2018

Karen W. Russell Karen W. Russell, 65, of Cleburne, passed away November 30, 2018.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Wacha and brother, Kevin Wacha.
Funeral Services: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1PM, at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Visitation: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6-8PM at Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Joshua. Interment: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:30AM at DFW National Cemetery, Grand Prairie.
Karen was born September 5, 1953 in Teaneck, NJ to Helen and Robert Wacha. She was a Federal Postal Inspector for some time. Karen then became an Elementary School Teacher. She had found teaching children, especially her grandchildren, was her passion.
Survived by: mother, Helen Wacha; husband, Michael Russell; sons, Michael (Tifani) Russell Jr., Adam (Erin) Russell, James Russell; brother, Robert Wacha Jr. and significant other, Jody Romito; grandchildren, Bradleigh Russell, Saylor Russell, Bowen Russell; niece, Ashley Snypes; nephew, Robert Wacha III; as well as many other loving friends and extended family.
Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Center or your favorite charity in honor of Karen Russell.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Alan Therrien
Dec 11, 2018
I was so saddened to learn of Karen's passing. She will be missed by so many.
Back in our college days, Karen was the one who understood long before the rest of us did, that family was most important. I am thankful that she and Mike raised such a caring and supportive family together. It must have been a very difficult journey for all of you this past year. May you find the peace of God in your hearts, knowing that Karen is still in good hands.
Ron and Carla Speer
Dec 04, 2018
Karen was a wonderful example of the love of Christ in her family, friends and to those who did know Christ as their Savior. She will be missed.