Obituary of Rebecca M. Russell
Rebecca M. Russell age 41, died unexpectedly on Thursday November 21, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call on Monday (November 25) from 3-5pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. A celebration of life will follow from 6-8pm at the Phelps American Legion 1346 Rt. 96 Phelps.
Rebecca was born on December 27, 1977 in Clifton Springs, NY. The daughter of John and Jody Phillips Wilbur. She graduated from Midlakes High School in 1996. Rebecca played Volleyball and ran Track. She also enjoyed Ballet Dancing. Rebecca loved the outdoors.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made C/O Hillory Kelly 191 Bowerman Road Farmington, NY 14425 for a Trust Account to be established for Rebecca’s children.
Rebecca is survived by her daughters Ava Marie Russell of Atlanta GA
Giovani Riccio who lived with Rebecca.
Rebecca’s mother Jody Wilbur of Canandaigua
Sister Holly (Shane) Kelly and their son Jonze of Farmington
Maternal Grandmother Jan Kumkey of Clifton Springs
Life Partner Matthew Appleton of Geneva and his 2 children who adored Rebecca,
Alexandra and Avery Appleton.
Several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father John C. Wilbur who died in 2015.