TARR, Russett E., 83, of Wintersville, Ohio, formerly of Mingo Junction, Ohio, went home to meet her Lord and Savior from her home, on Thursday, April 24,2008.
She was born March 29, 1925, in Massillon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Elizabeth (Doole) Fogg.
Russett retired in 1977 as an Administrative Assistant for the Buckeye Local School District. She also worked at the Office on Aging in Jefferson County. She was a member of the Georges Run United Methodist Church; and the United Methodist Women’s Association; was an adult Sunday School Teacher; and volunteered at the Urban Mission in Steubenville.
She was gifted with many talents, including playing and composing music for the Piano and Organ. Another talent was painting pictures. In addition, she loved to write poetry and hymns, many of which are included in her book “My Irish Mother” which she co-authored with her son. She touched many lives with her kindness and spiritual love through out her lifetime.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Edward Tarr, on August, 2,1999; an infant son, Thomas William Tarr; a brother, John Henry Fogg, and two sisters, Marguerite “Peg” Manos and Olive L. Walton.
She is survived by a son, Dr. D. Edward (Judy) Tarr, Tulsa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Mrs. Linda (Barry) Starr, Wintersville, Mrs. Lettie (William) Mallett, Bloomingdale, Ohio and Mrs. Susan (Richard) Blanchet, Belleville, Ill.; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Avenue, Mingo Junction on Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m.
On Monday, friends will be received at the Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, State Route 213, Steubenville, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. with Pastors Jeff Proya and Jimm Woods, officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Alexandria Ceme tery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Georges Run United Methodist Church or Charity Hospice, Inc.
Condolences and tributes may be shared at www. wheelerfuneral homes.com.