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Marietta Russell, 72, St. Joseph, MO

Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Marietta Russell, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri was called to her heavenly home Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Marietta Russell, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri was called to her heavenly home Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

She was born January 28, 1942 to Benjamin and Hallie (Greco) Pecora in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Family and friends were Marietta’s passion and delight. She was recognized for her wonderful personality and sense of humor. She brightened many people’s days with joy and laughter, and truly enjoyed their company.

Marietta was a successful realtor for forty-two years, starting with Rezac Realty and continuing with Caldwell Banker where she was a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.

She was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, a Past member of the Pony Express Museum Board and Trails West Committee. She was also a Paul Harris fellow from Rotary Club #32, St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diana Weeks; and adopted brother, Frank Scalisi.

Survivors: daughter, Kelly Tighe (Mark), St. Joseph, Missouri; son, Scott Russell (Kelly), Olathe, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Brooke, Daniel, Chelsey, Lilly and Audrey Tighe and Nick and Nathan Russell; two brothers, Charles Pecora, Liberty, Missouri and Benny Pecora, St. Joseph, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The family suggests memorial donations to be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or House of Bread. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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