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Marilyn H. Russell
November 27, 1940 - August 06, 2018
Born Nov. 27, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, to Leonard and Doris (Morrow) Harrington, she died at her home on Russell Road in Walton.
Marilyn graduated from the Johnannesburg School in Michigan and from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
She taught school for two years in Fairview, Michigan, before moving to New York where she taught for many years in the Walton Central School District.
On Aug. 19, 1966, she married Hartley L. Russell, the brother of her college roommate. For almost 52 years they lived in their home on the Russell farm where she balanced her duties as wife, mother homemaker, teacher book-keeper, neighbor and friend.
She was an active member of the Walton Reformed Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship as well as working with the Released Time Religious Education program. She was always ready to help with any church activity.
She is survived by her husband, Hartley; children, David (Rhonda) Russell of Dansville and Deborah (Duc) Vuong of Olympia, Washington; one brother, John (Sue) Harrington of Gaylord, Michigan; and six grandchildren, Stacey Russell, Nicole Russell, Jamie Russell, Eden Vuong, Esther Vuong and Malachi Vuong.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mildred DeBolt; brother-in-law, George DeBolt; and two nephews, Michael and Marc DeBolt.
Friends and family are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Walton Reformed Presbyterian Church with Steven McCarthy officiating.
Memorial contributions in Marilyn's name may be made to Walton Reformed Presbyterian Church, 34 East St., Walton, NY 13856.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh.com.
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