Barb Russell, Moresville HS teacher and friend

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John Stone

Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

#1 Jan 2, 2010
I'm an old friend of Barb's and have just today heard some very disturbing news about her in a rather circuitous way and want to find out if it's true.
Does anyone know her and can tell me if something's terrible has happened...

I've seearced the local news and google but can't verify anything.

Thanks, John
friend

Mooresville, NC

#2 Jan 2, 2010
Dear staff,
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Barb Russell has passed away. Barb was a long time member of our staff and will be dearly missed. At this point I know very few specific details. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
We will have a staff meeting on Monday morning at 7am to be together during this time and to discuss the plan for counseling for the day. I hope to share more details and arrangements on Monday.
John Stone

Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

#3 Jan 2, 2010
Thank you 'friend', I could not know if this news was true due to the strange route, but not knowing has been awful today. I've just kept hitting F5 and hoping for news.

I'll miss Barb terribly and can't come to grips with knowing, I'm not going to see here again...

It would come as no suprise to anyone that knows me, or knew us as "Fred and Ethel" that not following Barb to NC to marry her was the biggest mistake of my life.
student of Ms Russell

Winston Salem, NC

#4 Jan 2, 2010
John,
Ms. Russell was found by her daughter yesterday morning. She passed away from a heart attack.

She is going to be missed greatly. We should continue to keep her and her family in our prayers.

Since: Jan 10

Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

#5 Jan 3, 2010
I very much appreciate the help given here. I found this site only yesterday, for this purpose, and a glad I did.

I'm sure that I will find the information re: the arrangements being made so I can send flowers and my love and condolances to her family, but can someone lead me to the local paper that would list this information...

As I write this... I'm so thoughtfull of how Barb would have been so ready to tell me what I've done wrong in my puncuation, etc. I've missed that too.
John
Another Friend

Cornelius, NC

#6 Jan 3, 2010
From a Facebook group called "In Memory of Ms. Russell"

Family will be recieving visitation on Monday January 4, 2010 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Funeral is on Tuesday January 5, 2010 at The Cove Church at 4:00 pm.

Hope all of you who knew Ms. Russell will come out to show support for the family and friends. She was loved by many.
parent of a student

Mooresville, NC

#7 Jan 3, 2010
I hope this info assists you. Memorial and flowers info is at bottome. We all grieve the loss of Ms. Russell.
MOORESVILLE -- Barbara, 48, daughter of Harvey and Patt Russell, of Mooresville, died January 1, 2010.
Barbara graduated from Marietta High School (Ohio) and Bowling Green State University. She also received a Masters in Education from Marietta College. Barbara was a National Board Certified teacher and taught at Mooresville Senior High School. She was an active member of the Cove Church. Barbara is survived by daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer Wesel; siblings, Colleen, Scott, Alan and JoAnn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2010, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the Cove Church, Mooresville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cove Church, 197 Langtree Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Barbara Russell.
Published in Charlotte Observer on January 3, 2010 print
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An MHS-79 classmate

Fort Lupton, CO

#8 Jan 4, 2010
@ "student of Ms Russell":
Thank you for the information. I will pass it along to our classmates.
All of us are heartbroken and shocked beyond belief... Numb with grief for her beautiful daughters and her students, for whom, she obviously deeply cared.
The fact that there have been 750 people who have joined her memorial page on FaceBook speaks volumes; let alone the many personal and heartfelt stories that have been shared...
What a beautiful soul to have graced our lives <3

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