In Memory

Martha Ann Long (Russell) - Class Of 1958

Martha Ann ‘Marty' Long Russell

April 9, 1940 - April 13, 2018

UNION - Martha Ann ‘Marty' Russell, 78 years old, of Baldwin Lake, Union, passed to her rest April 13, 2018 at her home. She was born April 9, 1940 in South Bend, to Marriett and Ethel (Stout) Long and has lived in the Michiana area all of her life.

Marty was the current Clerk of Porter Township, holding this position for the past 26 years. She and her late husband Jim were the former owners of Middlebury Street Laundromat in Elkhart for several years. She graduated from Washington Clay High School in South Bend in 1958. She was a member of the Edwardsburg Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 476, past Matron of Vandalia OES, Chapter 235, Life Member of the Cass County Conservation Club, and member of Elkhart City Bowling Association “Hall of Fame”.

Marty was married July 16, 1965 in South Bend to James E. Russell, and he passed Nov. 26, 2005. Surviving are their children, Beth Russell of Union, Michael (Nancy) Russell of Concord, CA, and Jeff Russell of Mottville. There is a foster daughter, Cindy (Chad) Gauger of Sturgeon Bay, WS. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Alexandria. She also has a brother, Gene (Terry) Long of Lakeland, TN.

Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 West Main St., Edwardsburg. The Service of Remembrance will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Shavehead Lake Cemetery in Porter Township, Union.

Memorial donations may be directed to Cass County Humane Society, 323 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI 49031. After the interment a luncheon will be held at the Cass County Conservation Club.

Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.


04/17/2018  JFC