Russie "Toby" Faye Kirsche Britton
April 17, 1922 – July 27, 2020
Russie Faye Kirsche Britton “Toby”
My life began in Goldthwaite, Texas. After living there about a year, my parents bought a farm in Evant, in central Texas. My father always worked for the public as an auto mechanic. Our land was leased to other people who were farmers. After living there several years, we moved to Coleman, Texas. In the evenings we would sit on the front porch, like all neighbors. We heard beautiful music from the Baptist church that was having a spring revival, so we attended. That is where I found my Lord and Savior and was baptized in a river near there. When I was about nine or ten, we moved back to the farm. That was home to us and we enjoyed living there. In school, I played baseball, basketball, a trumpet in the band, and sang in the choir.
In the summer before my senior year, we moved to Bryan, Texas and lived next door to family that had a boy named Jack. He was someone who became very important to me and we were married six months later.
After moving to Houston, Texas, Jack and I built our first house in the Pecan Park subdivision. Years after building a house there from the ground up, we moved to Indian Shores in Crosby. We had the shell of the house built and then we finished the inside.
Jack and I traveled every vacation time all over the U.S. We always camped in the State and National Parks and KOA Camps. After we got older, we graduated to motels. Camping just became too much work. Jack passed away in 1986. We had 46 ½ wonderful years together.
When my son-n-law, Ronnie, passed away in 2001, I sold my home and Debbie and I bought a house in Kingwood Glen where we now reside. When I came to 1st Baptist Church Humble, I traveled on tours with Sunday school friends for several years. Now I travel by sitting on my couch at home watching the Travel Channel and enjoy every minute of it. It’s much cheaper!
Russie Faye Kirsche Britton ( Toby), 98, born April 17, 1922, went to be with our Lord July 27, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents Otto B. and Annie Mae Heuvel Kirsche; husband Jack W. Britton, and son-in-law Ronald D. Kaufmann. Survived by her loving daughter Debra Lee Britton Kaufmann of Humble, Texas; grandson Michael R. Kaufmann and wife Brittney of Rockwall, Texas, and great grandson Luke Josiah Kaufmann.
Graveside services will be conducted at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1: 00 PM. Please wear protective face masks while attending services. The funeral home is not accessible from Wayside because the Lawndale bridge is closed for construction, please find an alternative route to enter the cemetery.
Graveside Services @ Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery
Wednesday, August 5, 2020