ANNIE RUSSELLSeptember 15th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Anna Helene Russell, age 96, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, in a local hospital. Mrs. Russell was born December 22, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois to Andrew and Magdelana Kaspars. She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was involved in many areas. She loved to cook for her church family and helped teach English to the Vietnamese. Anne loved people and was known for always sending out greeting cards to her friends on many occasions. She was a member of NARFE and also served as a CASA volunteer at one time. Anne loved people, as was evidenced by her servant heart. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ollie Raymond Russell; her son-in-law, Albert Wilhelm; sister-in-law, Elena Kaspars and one goddaughter, Anne Marie Coen. Survivors include one daughter Marge Wilhelm of Texarkana, Arkansas; one brother, John Kaspars of Elmhurst, Illinois; four nieces, Patricia Parrillo, and husband, Peter, Jeannette Vales and husband, Stephen, Margaret Kaspars, and Diane Weiner and husband, Mark and great nieces and nephews, Marie and Adam Runyan, Laurie and A.J. Smith, John Vales, and Elizabeth Vales. Funeral services will be 2pm Friday, September 18, 2020, at Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas with Rev. Dianne Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 516 Pecan Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854.