Jo Ann Russell, 69, of Mayfield, N.Y. passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Mountain Valley Hospice Home, Steele Avenue, Gloversville, N.Y. Born in Gloversville on July12, 1943, a daughter of the late Arthur and Bivian Ellithorpe Hall. She was a 1962 graduate of Mayfield High School and was a lifelong area resident.
Jo Ann was a licensed cosmetologist and beautician. She later went on to be the Banquet Manager at the Johnstown Holiday Inn.
She is survived by three loving children, Anthony T. Russell of Johnstown, N.Y., Billie Ann Nellis of Gloversville and Jacqueline Gage Bailey (Thomas) of Gloversville; one brother, Arthur H.J. Hall of Mayfield; two sisters, Merry E. Hall of Mayfield and Joan D. Betler of Gloversville; four grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Nellis, Andrea Donell Russell, Jordan Anthony Russell and Kyle Arron Russell; one great-grandchild, Bryson James Allen. She leaves behind her beloved pom, Olivia Louise.
Jo Ann Russell
Today we bid you one last goodbye, maybe even have a cry. The life you lived was one of your own, one that was loved by so many. So many memories we'll keep safe in our hearts. From the tilt-a-whirl and wigs, to sleeping upside down on beds. The picnics at the beach, the I love you's and I love you more's. Even the times we were apart. So dearest Nama, although you are not here in our hearts is where we'll keep you, so forever you'll be near.
There will be no services. Cremation took place at the Parkview Crematory, Schenectady, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078 or the Mountain Valley Hospice 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078.
Online condolences may be made to www.finocanfh.com.