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Ethel Grace Russell

April 28, 1920 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 97)

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Ethel Grace Adams Russell,  97, of Tower City, passed away Tuesday at Heritage Mills Personal Care Home.
Born in Tower City, April 28,1920, a daughter of the late Isaac and Estella Mae Kuntzelman Adams.
She was a 1937 graduate of Porter Tower High School and a 1941 graduate of West Chester State Teachers College.
Ethel taught Health and Physical Education at West Chester Joint Jr. Sr. High School and also taught physical education and coached basketball at Tatnall High School in Wilmington, Delaware. She retired from Wyeth Laboratories after working ten years in the quality control department.
After her family, her first love was buying, rehabbing and selling houses, and she did so over 50 times over a period of 60 years to be halted only by advancing years.
She was predeceased by her  loving husband Karl (Todd) Russell and an infant son Bruce Kenneth Russell; two brothers, Bruce and Earl Adams.
Surviving are her four daughters, Saundra Lee Russell, Barbara Anne Miller and her husband, J. Michael; Dawn F. Leeland and her husband David and Judy Kay Natale and her husband Rev. David.  Also survived by her grandchildren, Joseph, Joan, Jane, Steven, Amy, J. Robert, M. Christian, Creed, Ashley, Lindsay, Celeste and Grace. Twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Viewing will be from 10-11 at the chapel.  To sign the guest book visit

 Service Information

May 12, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
Tower City, PA

Funeral Service
May 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
Tower City, PA

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