Homemaker, beloved baker

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Dec. 10, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Mary Lou (Louise) Russ, 78, of Aurora, who died Dec. 4.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in her grandparents' home in Cleveland to George and Anna (Sima) Obloj, she was a homemaker and award-winning baker who thrived on creating celebrations and giving the "perfect" gift.

For many years she served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Joseph; children Barbara (Anthony) Ware, Sandra (James) tucker, Constance (Edward) Boczek and Adrienne Russ; grandchildren Lauren and Stephanie; and brother George Thomas.

Donations can be made to the American Lung Association. Interment was at Aurora Cemetery and arrangements were handled by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home in Twinsburg.