Margaret “Peggy” L. Russell, 83

December 30, 2014

Margaret RussellMargaret “Peggy” L. Russell, 83 of Hollywood, MD passed away on December 29, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on June 5, 1931 in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Smith Beck, and Albert Lee Beck, Sr.

Peggy was the loving wife of the late John Merrill Russell, Sr., whom she married on October 17, 1953 in Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD, and who preceded her in death on May 9, 2004. Peggy is survived by her children; John M. Russell, Jr. (Carol) of Leonardtown, MD, Linda L. Reddinger (Keith) of Butler, PA, Donna S. Russell, and Marsha L. Redman both of Hollywood, MD, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers AlbertJ. Beck and Joseph A. Beck.

Peggy moved from Bedford, IN to St. Mary’s County, MD, in 1937, and graduated from Great Mills High School Great Mills, MD in 1949. She was a homemaker.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayer recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD with Rev. Sheldon Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Joy Chapel Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.

Pallbearers will be; Mark Woods, Rick Norris, Scott Davis, Greg Dean, Tom Russell, and Jay Hills. Honorary Pallbearers; Richard Williams, Wayne Dean, Brian Reddinger, and Tony Kaper.

Contributions may be made to: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636; Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636; Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD; and/or Hollywood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, Hollywood, MD 20636.