Cecelia Ann Russell, 65 of Avon, CT, formerly of Belleville, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the University of Connecticut Hospital in Farmington, CT.
She was born on November 7, 1952 in St. Louis, the daughter of Robert and Irene Boehning Russell. She was preceded in death by her parents. Left to mourn her passing is her brother, Robert Russell of Granby, CT; a nephew, Michael Russell of Hartford, CT; two uncles, Edward Boehning of Nashville and Richard (Agnes) Boehning of Centralia; four maternal cousins, Jon (Stephanie) Boehning, Edith (Keith) Grote, Victoria (Don) Caves and Christine (Jeff Spiller) Ewald.
Miss Russell received her Associates Degree in Medical Technology from Belleville Area College. She was a phlebotomist at Belleville Memorial Hospital for 40 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the College of American Pathologists and a longtime member Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville where she was confirmed. Cecelia enjoyed reading, watching movies, cooking, spending time with friends, loved dogs and was St. Louis Cardinal fan.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Minden with Rev. Timothy Mueller officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.