Margaret J. "Peg" (Wilt) Russell

November 14, 1936 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Margaret J. "Peg" Russell Obituary

Margaret J. “Peg” Russell

November 14, 1936   ~   January 12, 2023

     Margaret J. “Peg” Russell, 86, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, January 12, 2023 at Homewood at Martinsburg.

     She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Blair Edgar and Margery J. (Keller) Wilt.  On June 9, 1956 she married Clyde E. Russell at the Foot of Ten Bible Church in Duncansville.  He preceded her in death on April 21, 2006, following 49 years of marriage.

     Surviving are a son, Scott E. Russell (Connie) of Duncansville; two daughters: Bonnie L. Diehl (Craig) of Roaring Spring and Holly M. Tekely (Mick) of Williamsburg; three grandchildren: Jason Russell, Gavin Diehl (Lindsey), Brad Diehl (Karlee); six great-grandchildren: Talan, Chandler, Beckett, Jaxson, Sadie and Kasey Diehl; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by a son, Steve A. Russell; two brothers: James Robert Wilt and Edgar Blair Wilt; and three sisters: Camille McCreight, Mary E. Irvin and Dorothy Jane Wilt.

     Peg was a 1954 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School.  She was member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Martinsburg. 

     She was primarily a homemaker, who loved spending time with her family and also raising and showing Shetland Sheepdogs.

     A private funeral service will be held at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, Rev. Jerry McCuller Jr. officiating.  Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. 

     Memorial contributions in memory of Peg may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, c/o,


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