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Karen Russell

February 10, 1949 — October 28, 2021

Center Valley

Karen Ann Russell, age 72, of Center Valley, PA passed away on October 28, 2021, at her home. She was the loving wife to William J. Russell with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Karen was a devoted mother to their son Ryan who was born in 1985 and resided with them.

Born in Bethlehem, PA, Karen was a daughter of the late Lynford and Margaret Rumfield. She was predeceased by her older brother Dalton Rumfield.

Karen was graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 1967. She began her career teaching at Paul W. Kutz Elementary School in the Central Bucks School District. Later, she earned her Master's Degree in Education from Kutztown University in 1991. Several years later, to shorten her commute, Karen moved on to Country Kids Child Care in Coopersburg, and then to Hopewell Elementary School in Center Valley. Finally, her career made a full circle when she taught Home & Community Services through Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties to Ryan in their home until just weeks before her passing.

Karen will be forever missed by Ryan and Bill.

In the wake of dreams, I float languidly over steep crests

Seeing you,
In sea-weed folds, emerge
From green-sea swells and swirling foam
And bend close with
Spring-rain hair
Soft rushing down to meet my
Upturned face as
Your kiss breathes into me.
W. R.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service of Quakertown. To view her online obituary please visit

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