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Marie Faye Russell Halbirt
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1919
Death: Sep. 28, 2008

Marie F. Halbirt
(January 23, 1919 - September 28, 2008)

Marie Faye Russell Halbirt, age 89 of Athens, went to be with her Lord late Sunday evening, Sept. 28, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family. Born Jan. 23, 1919 in Frost, she was the daughter of the late Pearl & Dora Frost Russell.

A graduate of Rome-Canaan High School, she was a member of the South Canaan Baptist Church and a previous member of the Athens Grange. She attended monthly Sunday luncheons at the Lottridge Community Center. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed watching college basketball, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on television.

Marie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack Halbirt; a daughter, Rita (Frank) Dornon of Springfield; a son, Russell (Patsy) Halbirt of Athens; five grandchildren- Karol (Syed Rumin) Halbirt of Bethesda, Maryland, Anna (David) Driggs of Albany, Michael (Tracy) Dornon of Springfield, Rebekah Halbirt of Athens and Michelle Halbirt of Springfield; five great grandchildren- Ethan & Elias Driggs, Asad Rumin, Alexis Dornon, and Alyssa Bowshier; a sister, Bernice Koehler of Guysville; two nieces- Mary L. Phillips and Dorothy Well both of Guysville; great nephews- Robbie Phillips, Ryan (Amanda) Phillips and David Well; great niece, Candace Well Byron; great, great niece, Chloe Phillips; and a cousin, May Frost.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by three brothers- Fred, Dale, and Wayne Russell and a brother in law, Wayne Koehler.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday 11:00AM at the South Canaan Baptist Church, 17506 South Canaan Road, Athens with Rev. Monte McCune officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8PM at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff of Appalachian Community VNA, Hospice and Health Services for their assistance with Marie's care. 
Family links: 
  Pearl R Russell (1884 - 1955)
  Dora E Russell (1887 - 1960)
South Canaan Cemetery
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Kathy Smith
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
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Marie Faye <i>Russell</i> Halbirt
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