Marian Russell

Marian Russell

Tuesday, May 29th, 1928 Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Marian S. Russell (Pauli)

Marian Selma (Pauli) Russell, 91, of New Holland passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9th at home.

Born May 29, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward E. Pauli and Selma (Sutter) Pauli. Marian graduated from Eastern Nazarene College and taught 2nd and 3rd grades in Ohio and Pennsylvania before starting a family and thereafter becoming a substitute teacher. She was a member of the New Holland Church of the Nazarene. Prior to moving to New Holland, she resided in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where she was an active member of the Collingdale Church of the Nazarene, serving many years as a Sunday school teacher, missionary president and choir member.

Marian is survived by her husband, John L. Russell 3rd with whom she was married for 64 years; three children: Linda Russell of Boise, Idaho; Karen Corbin and her husband David of Sierra Madre, California; and Jonathan Russell and his wife Jan of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Harrison, Sawyer, Graham and Campbell. Additionally she is survived by a brother, Ray Pauli of Brunswick, Ohio, and was preceded in death by her brother, Donald.

On Sunday, Oct.13, 2019, relatives and friends are invited to the New Holland Church of the Nazarene, 428 Ranck Avenue, New Holland to visit with the family at 2 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. celebration of Marian’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in care of the New Holland Church of the Nazarene. To send the family online condolences visit Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    New Holland Church of the Nazarene
    428 Ranck Rd.
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    Sunday, October 13th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, October 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    New Holland Church of the Nazarene
    428 Ranck Road
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    Sunday, October 13th, 2019
    Steve Kindt
  • Interment

    Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    54 Indiantown Gap Road
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Lee Russell

Aunt Marian was the greatest - always so active and up on the latest current events, etc. We had the best family dinners together, growing up. And she always sent me a birthday card (with money enclosed!), for 62 years. This past year she had forgotten to send a card, so at 9:30 p.m. on the night of my birthday (when I was in bed!), she texted me to say happy birthday. Another time when I was with her, she received a call from Linda in Russia, and had to quick get her Microsoft Surface Pro laptop, so that we could both see and talk with Linda on Skype. How many 90+ year olds are that current with technology? We love you and miss you but know that we will see you again some day.

Love, Lee
Comment | Posted at 11:33am via Condolence

Lois Fillippo

I loved your laugh Aunt Marian. You were a special person. I know you are REALLY laughing with the Lord right now
Love, Gary Fillippo
Comment | Posted at 10:57am via Condolence

Lois Fillippo

My aunt had recipe cards labeled - Lord, Bless The Work of My Hands! He surely did! Looking forward to all of my family being together with the Lord!
Love, Lois (Russell) Fillippo
Comment | Posted at 10:55am via Condolence

Ken Christoffersen

Marian exemplified the life of Christ. She was a dear friend. We will miss her along with her family and friends. Our prayers and condolences are with her family and loved ones. Ken and Beverly Christoffersen
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Lisa Herrmann

Our deepest condolences are being sent to all of you, along with our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in those special memories that you shared together and hold them dear.
From all of us at Drake, Hileman & Davis
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