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Helen Russo

July 8, 1927 — August 5, 2022

Helen McGraw Russo, 95, of Spartanburg, SC died Friday, August 5, 2022 at Eden Terrace. Born July 8, 1927 in Drayton, SC, she was the daughter of the late Horace G. and Ella Mathis McGraw, and the wife of the late Joseph A. Russo.

Helen was a beautiful person inside and out. She was incredibly family oriented and adored all her family members. She was a fabulous Italian cook who mastered many of her mother-in-law’s recipes. Helen worked with Kosch & Gray Jewelers for many years.

Survivors include her children, Joseph C. Russo and Linda A. Russo; grandchildren, Joseph A. Russo II, Steve Murray (Betsy), Michael Russo (Jill), Joey Simpson (Andrew), Elizabeth Billings (Ray), and Justin Ponder (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Michael Phillips, Allison Phillips, Reece Phillips, Savanna Ponder, Ayden Hardee, Kyler Hardee, Hailey Russo, Kelsey Ponder, Courtney Russo, Helen Elizabeth Murray, Carley Ponder, Bailey Ponder, and Andrew Simpson; and great-great-grandson, Colt Kirby.

Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia R. Murray (Buddy), her siblings, Mae Sue McGraw, Nettie Sims, Irene McCraw, Ruth Caldwell, Margaret Penland, Sue Steadman, and Horace McCraw, Jr., and her daughter-in-law, Bobbie E. Russo.

Services will be privately held.

Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Eden Terrace for their compassionate care of Helen.

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