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Karen W. Russell, 65, of Cleburne, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Joshua. Interment is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at DFW National Cemetery, in Grand Prairie.

Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Center or your favorite charity in honor of Karen Russell.

Karen was born Sept. 5, 1953, in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Helen and Robert Wacha. She was a Federal Postal Inspector for some time. Karen then became an elementary school teacher. She had found that teaching children, especially her grandchildren, was her passion.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Wacha; and brother, Kevin Wacha.

Survivors include her mother, Helen Wacha; husband, Michael Russell; sons, Michael Russell Jr. and wife, Tifani, Adam Russell and wife, Erin, and James Russell; brother, Robert Wacha Jr. and significant other, Jody Romito; grandchildren, Bradleigh Russell, Saylor Russell, and Bowen Russell; niece, Ashley Snypes; nephew, Robert Wacha III; as well as many other loving friends and extended family members.

Mountain Valley Funeral Home, in Joshua, is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278



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