Mary (Crowell) RussellJanuary 5, 1925 ~ January 2, 2017 (age 91)
Mary Russell, age 91 years of Lynn, died Monday at Salem Hospital following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Clarence Russell with whom she shared 3 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late Enos and Carrie (Smith) Crowell. Mary attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1942. She attended Providence Bible Institute from 1946 - 1949, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree, and later attended Gordon College, where she received her Master’s Degree. She was employed as a Missionary and a Teacher with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, at the Doane Baptist Bible Institute in Ilo-Ilo City, Philippines for 30 years. She returned to the United States and continued to work for the A. B. W. E. until she retired. Mary was a member of the Austin Square Baptist Church, where she served on several committees, and taught Sunday School, she also was involved in vacation bible school. Mary enjoyed Crafts, Crocheting, writing letters and reading.
She is survived by three sisters Doris O’Brien of Lynn, Barbara Whalen of Winter Haven, FL, Carol Ann Bonsong of Salisbury, and many nieces and nephews, She was also sister of the late Shirley Jackson, Marjorie Wheaton, Eleanor Deegan, Clyde and Herb Crowell.
Service Details: Visiting hours will be held at the Austin Square Baptist Church on Thursday from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, followed by funeral services at 11:30 AM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Guest book at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com