RUSSELL, Ruth (Montgomery)

RUSSELL, Ruth (Montgomery), 95, of Martins Ferry, OH, died March 19, 2013 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.

She was born January 23, 1918 in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late Joseph B. “Ben” and Garnet (Maguire) Montgomery.

Ruth retired as a receptionist for the former Ohio Valley Medical Center School of Nursing Residence Hall. She was a lifelong member of the First U. Methodist Church of Martins Ferry and a former member of the Martins Ferry Women’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. C. Russell; a brother, G. William Montgomery; and a sister Olive Montgomery.

Surviving are her daughters, Nancy M. Russell and Marjorie (Bob) Wacker both of Martins Ferry and a grandson, Robert D. “Rob” (Fiance’ Sue Church) Wacker, Jr. of Martins Ferry.

Friends will be received at Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, Sunday 4-8 p.m., where services will be held Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Van D. Fisher officiating. Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First U. Methodist Church, 307 Clay St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or Liza’s Place Valley Hospice, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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