The service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney, Ohio.
Mrs. Russell served as editor for 23 of Coin World’s first 25 years of operation, before retiring Feb. 28, 1985. She began her newspaper career in Ohio at the age of 17 at the Sidney Daily News.
To many in the hobby, she was fondly known as the “First Lady of Numismatics.”
Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, Marion W. Russell, in 1997, whom she married in 1946.
She is survived by daughters Jenny (Michael) Barhorst and Susan Russell; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was conducted Jan. 29.
More from CoinWorld.com:
200-year-old Baltimore time capsule believed to contain coins
Polish mint goes global with groundbreaking coin shape
Recovery of underwater hoard of gold coins in Israel filmed [VIDEO]
New doubled die obverse confirmed on 1919 dime exciting collectors
Mint marks in error on gold American Eagle coins, only two different coins have them
Please sign in or join to share your thoughts on this story.
Keep up with all of CoinWorld.com's news and insights by signing up for our free eNewsletters , liking us on Facebook , and following us on Twitter . We're also on Instagram !