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Obituary for Martha P. Russell

Martha P. Russell, 85, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Sunday, September 10, 2023, at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born on May 12, 1938, in Newville, the daughter of the late Lester Lehman and Thelma (Unger) Gatten. Martha married William H. Russell on February 16, 1982, in Hagerstown, MD. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2018.

Martha worked at the former C.H. Masland Co., Carlisle, for thirty-eight years, retiring as a tufter. After retirement, she worked at BonWorth and Hallmark at the former Chambersburg Mall.

Martha was a member of the Chambersburg Bible Church. Over the years, in her free time, she enjoyed bowling, camping, flea markets, picnics, puzzles, watching for hummingbirds, and traveling the country.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Penny Hess of Carlisle; her son, Rusty Shughart and wife Guoping of Gettysburg; step-daughter, Darlene Russell of Shippensburg; granddaughter, Ting-Ting Qian of California; five step-grandchildren, Todd Armstrong of Shippensburg, Ethan Armstrong and wife Karissa of Indianapolis, IN, Cori Flannagan and husband Scott of North Carolina, Teri Harmon and husband Matthew of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Keli Teeters and husband Daniel of Ft. Wayne, IN; four step-great grandchildren, Ava Armstrong of Indianapolis, IN, Rory Flannagan of North Carolina, Jonathan Harmon, and Ezekiel Harmon, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; four brothers, Steven, Randy, Joseph, and Thomas Lehman, all of Newville; two nieces, Susan Hatley of Kansas and Samantha Gonzales of Texas; and a nephew, Thomas Gonzales of Texas; and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Janet Lacey; and two brothers, Richard and William Lehman

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. Pastor William Kauffman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Friday morning at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.