Norma June Russell

Smethport - Norma June Russell, 88, of Smethport, formerly of Bradford, died Saturday (February 3, 2018) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born Nov 24, 1929 in Coryville, a daughter of Archie and Pearl Swortz Austin. On Feb. 10, 1951, she married Nelson A. Russell, who died May 10, 2011.

Mrs. Russell was a housewife tending to the needs of her family.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crafts, especially painting and doing ceramics.

She is survived by:

one son: Barry A. (Olga) Russell of Churchton, MD

six grandsons and two great-granddaughters

one sister: Marge Cochran of Turtlepoint

and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Russell, and a daughter, Robin Lynn Russell-Coman, four brothers and two sisters.

There will be no visitation or funeral services at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date and time to be announced.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.