Mabelle P. Russell, nee Frances M. Taber, 88, of New Kingston, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
She was born in Fulton on May 3, 1920, the daughter of W. Burton and Isabel Warren Taber.
Mabelle had worked in several secretarial and accountant positions over her lifetime, retiring from SUNY Delhi.
Her most important job of her life was loving her children endlessly. In her spare time she loved playing bingo.
Surviving are her children, Jeffrey Pendell Sr. of Margaretville, Kathy (Gene) Barnes of Cortland, Jilleen Hoffman of Atlanta, GA and William (Trudy) Russell of New Kingston; grandchildren, Robert Soules, Amber (Tito) Endaya, Jeffrey Pendell Jr., Brett Barnes, Derek (Sarah) Barnes, Casey Russell and Heather Russell; great-grandchildren, Ryan Campbell, Sean and Adrianna Endaya and Harrison, Annette and Gene Barnes; sisters, Beatrice Sears of Auburn, Minnette Fitts of New York Mills, Isabel Bateman of Anchorage, AK and Betty Jane Bateman of Oswego and her brother, Edsel Taber of Oswego.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Russell, her parents of Oswego and her foster parents, Elmore and Blanche Stone of Mexico, N.Y; sisters, Almeta Avery, Jacqueline Nelson and Alberta Sheffied and by her brothers, Pete and William Taber.
A spring service will be announced by the family.
Anyone wishing to remember Mabelle and in lieu of flowers, please consider the New Kingston Presbyterian Church in New Kingston or Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneona, NY 13820.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, NY 12455.