Cora Bell Russell

August 14, 1930 - March 6, 2017
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Cora Bell Russell, age 86, of Park Village Health Care Center at Dover and formerly of Midvale, died early Monday, March 6, 2017 following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Harvey and Addie (Miller) Cook, Cora was born at Midvale on August 14, 1930.

She married Robert L. Russell on April 24, 19…

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Cora Bell Russell, age 86, of Park Village Health Care Center at Dover and formerly of Midvale, died early Monday, March 6, 2017 following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Harvey and Addie (Miller) Cook, Cora was born at Midvale on August 14, 1930.

She married Robert L. Russell on April 24, 1949 and together the couple raised four children. For 21 years Cora was employed by the Tuscarawas County Health Department. She was a longtime member of Midvale United Methodist Church, the Midvale Club, Midvale High School Alumni Association, and a long-time volunteer of Community Hospice.

In her spare time, Cora enjoyed working word puzzles, quilting, cheering for the Cleveland Indians and Browns as well as attending her grandchildren’s sporting activities.

She leaves behind two daughters, Vicki Wells of Dover and Diana (Phil) Simmons of North Lawrence; her son, Robert (Connie) Russell, II of Canton; her grandchildren, Julie (Oscar) Monroy, Robert (Erin) Wheeler, Alex (Kelly) Wheeler, Keri (Mike) Hamsher, Lacey (Adam) Handwerk, Kyle (Mandi) Simmons, Christina (Hector) Castillo, Robert (Jen) Russell, III, Kristin (Casey) Pittis, Michael Russell, Jr., Brandon Russell, and Bryan Russell as well as 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail Lirgg and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Cora was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1968; her siblings, Birten Cook, Lela Palmer, William Cook, and Kenneth Cook; a son, Michael Russell and a grandson, Bryant Russell.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9-11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Pastor Joel Adkins will lead a service in the funeral home’s chapel on Saturday at 11 AM.

Memorial contributions in memory of Cora may be directed to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 1530 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44313 or to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Cora by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

A reception will follow the burial.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Great Lakes Caring Hospice

Phone: (888) 260-9835

1530 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44313

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Born: August 14, 1930
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Norma Bonvechio posted on 3/14/17

We were such old friends and its so hard to lose another one especially Cora . My mom and I belong to the card club with Cora and so loved all the members have so many great memories.

 

Butch Fox posted on 3/10/17

So very sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 

Beccie Booth posted on 3/10/17

Bob, Diane, and Vicki I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Thinking of you and your families at this difficult time. Beccie Booth

 

Dan and Colleen Martini posted on 3/9/17

Sending you our deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Janet Roth posted on 3/9/17

Diana, Vicki and Bob, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in thought and prayers. Love, Janet (Zanon) Roth

 

anna mae martini posted on 3/9/17

in sympathy love anna mae martini

 

Keri Hamsher posted on 3/9/17

Love you G'ma Russ! One of the strongest women I have ever met.

 

Ed and Debbie Lee posted on 3/9/17

We are out of town so we are unable to attend. Cora meant a lot to us. Ed thought her pecan pies were the best. Sorry for your loss. Love Ed and Debbie.

 

Dave Welker posted on 3/8/17

Vicki, Diana and Robert I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I hope that you will find comfort in the memories that you have. Warm Wishes Dave Welker & family

 

Barbara Fox BLANKENSHIP posted on 3/8/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was such a sweet lady . Always had a smile on her face . I'm sure she is going to be greatly missed . Sincerely, Barbara Fox BLANKENSHIP

 

Linda Freetage marner posted on 3/8/17

So sorry for your loss! I went to school wh her daughters n grew up wh them, my prayers go out to the family '

 

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