Zena May (Asberry) Russell, age 76, a New Castle resident, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born August 30, 1946, in New Castle, the daughter of Marvin and Ethel May (Linton) Asberry.
Zena attended New Castle High School and had worked in retail for K-mart. She was a homemaker most of her life and attended First Baptist Church in New Castle.
Left to cherish her loving memory include her husband of 44 ½ years, Bobby Russell of New Castle; one son, Curtis Schwark of New Castle; a daughter, Shantel (Schwark) Fouchia of Boyne City, Michigan; three sisters, Jewell Jasper of Missouri, Jeannie Thompson of New Castle, and Diane Letson of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Eddie Fouchia of Michigan, Bradley Fouchia of Colorado, Brooke Fouchia of New York
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gary Asberry and one sister, Patty Young.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2022 at Rose City Funeral Home, Macer-Hall-Marcum Chapel, 2011 East Broad St., New Castle. Pastor Doug Anderson of The Place will be officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Garden. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., until service time Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral directors and staff of Rose City Funeral Home are honored to serve the Russell family. Online condolences may be made at www.rosecityfunerals.com.