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Official Obituary of

Russell C. Moorehead

January 13, 1932 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Russell C. Moorehead Obituary

Russell C. Moorehead, 92, crossed into eternal life with Jesus in the morning hours of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Russell lived out the last season of this earthly life the way he lived his entire adulthood: unselfishly, generously, and faithfully. His and Eva’s home always had an open-door policy. The Moorehead home engulfed all who entered with unconditional love, contagious laughter, warm meals, and warmer hearts. Up until his last moment, Russell hosted a continuous flow of loved ones and friends who desired to bless him and be graced by his presence.

All throughout his remaining years, Russell carried on his and Eva’s legacy of delicious treats by making scotcheroos and his famous million dollar and peanut butter fudge (which won annual blue ribbons at the Muskingum County Fair and was sent to grandchildren during their deployments). An innumerable number of people called Russell “Dad” or “Grandpa.” He was always giving away something and helping out anyone in need. He loved going to all of the grandchildren’s activities of all types. All throughout Russell’s years, the fair highlighted his summer times as he helped with projects, camped at the fairgrounds, encouraged everyone, and scrupulously planned out his schedule to not miss a single event in which the family was participating. His life also encompassed many a hay field, barn, and camping trip. His stories made people smile, especially when he talked about his goat pulling his childhood sled back up the steep hill or his pony being his ride to the Norwich skating rink.

Russell served as a devoted member of the New Concord United Methodist Church in many leadership roles. He avidly supported East Muskingum Schools in academics, sports, and music. Russell retired from Putman Transfer in 1994. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy farming, volunteering, and supporting others.

Russell is survived by his children Becky (Harv) Ritchey, Cindy (Jim) Woolf, Steve (Karen) Moorehead, Colleen Moorehead Shaffer, and Vonda (Gary) Stewart. He will also be deeply missed by his grandchildren: Kevin (Jamie) Ritchey, Kelly (Kyle) Porter, Karey (Bryan) Bradley, Kay (Chris) McCabe; Eric (Brittany) Woolf, Ryan (Mindy) Woolf, Micah (Kacy) Woolf; Brad (Trisha) Moorehead, Jennifer (Jesse) Hitt; Franki Chapman; Caleb (Marcie) Stewart, Hannah (David) Rippetoe, Elisabeth (Aaron) Haggenjos, Matthew (Caitlyn) Stewart, and Nathan (Lauren) Stewart. Also here to cherish his memory are many great-grandchildren: Kaid and Jase Ritchey; Kinley, Kennadie, and Keston Porter; Kylie, Koby, Brianna, and Becca Bradley; Harlie and Copen McCabe; Elyse and Lincoln Woolf; Emma, Atia, and Haddie Woolf; William Woolf; Brenna and Wyatt Moorehead; Walker, Wilson, and Eloise Hitt; Benjamin, Owen and Derick Stewart; Samuel, Jeremiah, Lydia, and Eden Rippetoe; Bryson Ding and Eva Jane Haggenjos; Addison Stewart; and Everly Stewart. Russell is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Eva (Green) Moorehead; his parents, Gilmore and Aundah (Tumblin) Moorehead; and many other treasured extended family members and friends.

Please join the family in honoring Russell’s life and memory on Saturday, February 17, 2024, with calling hours from 10 AM -1 PM and the funeral at 1:00 PM. The funeral services will all take place at Farus Funeral Home in New Concord, Ohio, with Pastor Phil Wilden and Rev. Craig Redecker officiating. The burial will follow at the New Concord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Russell’s honor to the New Concord United Methodist Church, Genesis Hospice, or the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund.

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February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Farus Funeral Home of New Concord

Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Farus Funeral Home of New Concord


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