Ruth Russell

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.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop. com.