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Lucy I. Russ



Lucy I. Russ, 81, of Highspire, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Delmont, PA, on February 15, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Charles George Newhouse, Sr. and Luella Irene Kemerer Newhouse.

Lucy worked in the button department of the former Hesteco Dress & Sportswear Manufacturing Company, and also for the Colonial Park Care Center in the personal laundry department. She loved doing word searches, cooking, and baking. Most of all she loved being surrounded by her loved ones at family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Russ, III; a daughter, Connie L. Traino; a son, Phillip Todd “Stumpy” Stump; and two sisters, Mary Lou Filson and Virginia “Dee” L. Toomey.

Lucy is survived by a daughter, Kim M. Stump of Highspire; a granddaughter, Tori L. Traino; two great granddaughters, Natalie L. Matos and Courtney L. Sweigard; three great great grandchildren, Kayson P. Matos, Grayson T. Matos, and Anya N. Sweigard; three siblings, Nancy M. Gerber of Annville, Charles “Skip” G. Newhouse, Jr. of Myerstown, and Larry “Butch” P. Newhouse husband of Wanda L. of Harrisburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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