Mindy R. Russell

Mindy R. Russell, 48, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of Benjamin Black and the late Sandy (Campbell) Black. She married John D. Russell on July 14, 1986, in Altoona.

Surviving are her father; her husband; two children: Aaron M. and Natalie R., both living at home; two brothers: Randy Black and Rusty Black, both of Hollidaysburg; and two sisters: Billi Jo Plowman of Altoona and Jamie Messner of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jonathan.

Mindy was a 1982 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She was a very active member of First Church of Christ, and she loved spending time with her children.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, by Pastor John Collins. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.