Mrs. Sally J. Russey was born November 11, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. a daughter of Everett James Gale and Shirley (Dolph) Suranberg. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1949.
On Feb. 25, 1950 she married Richard William (bill) Russey. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1989. She was employed for 34 years by General Telephone CO. of Michigan in Three Rivers. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer auxiliary member of at Three Rivers Area Hospital.
Surviving are her daughters, Linda Large (Garth) of Three Rivers and Lori Johnson (Butch) of Mottville. Four Grandchildren: Julie Johnson (Scott), Jeffrey Wilkins (Angie), Ryan Johnson (Sarah), and Sarah Browning (Larry). Great Grandchildren: Damon Speakman (Nicole), Whitney, Tiffany, J.J., and Brandon Wilkins, and Noah and Ariana Johnson. Michael Gale of Walla Walla, Wash. a brother, and Genine Dickinson of Homedale, Idaho, a sister. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard William Russey.
Relatives and friends will be received from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Hohner Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held the following day, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the St. Joseph County Cancer or Heart Funds. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at  

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