Leatrice Ann Russell

May 29, 1929 - July 22, 2020

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Leatrice Ann (Swisher) Russell, 91 of Urbana, Ohio passed away, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in the McAuley Center, Urbana, Ohio.

She was born May 29, 1929 in Kingscreek, Ohio the daughter of the late John H. "Jack" and Beatrice (Brant) Swisher.

Leatrice and her late husband, Richard were the owners and operators of Russell TV in Urbana for over 40 years. She attended North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She served as president of the Urbana bowling Association, the champagne ladies league and Sunday night mixed league for years. She served on the board of directors of the association and served as a delegate to the state convention golden state and local tournaments. Leatrice was honored in 2001 for 20+ years of service.

She is survived by her daughters, Cylinda (Gary "Woody") Herron, Vicky (Larry) McCauley; sons, Randy (Linda) Thomas, Richard "Richie" Russell; sister, Mary Jane Dunlavy; her grandchildren, Lanay (Todd) Cordell, Tracey (Greg) Flora, Carie (Matt) Dernlan, Angie (Greg) Hatfield, Amber (Alan) Swayne, Rob (Lisa) Thomas & Ryan (Sheri) Thomas; her great grandchildren, Emily, Katie, Shelby, Connor, Cody, Eli, Grace, Zane, Ava, Aubrey & Aria and 5 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Thomas and Richard "Earl" Russell; her daughter, Becky Jo Hunt and her great grandchildren, Jacob Detwiler and Sydney Allmon.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. The use of face masks are strongly suggested.

Funeral service to celebrate Leatrice's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg with Pastor Karen Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions can be made in Leatrice's memory to Sydney's Magnolia House in care of Angie Hatfield, 1600 Sassafras Lane, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Pamela Burton - Jul 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
Becky (Tapp) Trout - Jul 24, 2020
Absolutely adored this lady. My condolences to the family. She was Unforgettable and will be missed. Prayers 🙏❤
Elden and Barb Bails - Jul 24, 2020
So sorry
Rosalie Woodruff Kuss - Jul 24, 2020
I have certainly enjoyed knowing her over a lot of years. She was a really neat person with lots of fun spirit.
Nancy Copas - Jul 24, 2020
Condolences to the family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
Diane Cady - Jul 23, 2020
Always enjoyed being a friend to Leatrice! We bowled many years together! She will be greatly missed!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Roderick and Ila Jean Yocom - Jul 23, 2020
Our sincerest sympathies
Ralph L Coleman Jr - Jul 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to her family and many, many friends. She was a remarkable woman and a community asset, and she will be sorely missed.

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