Russell Allan Lieb was born on September 16, 1939, in Akron, OH, to Anthony and Helen Ruip Lieb. He went to be with his Lord, with his wife by his side, on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Mercy West Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, following complications from a heart attack in December. Due to his death being during the coronavirus, many family members stood outside the hospital and waved to say their farewells by phone.
Russell was a devoted husband of sixty years to Carolyn Rodgers Lieb. He was a loving father to Gerilyn (Donald) Benter, Jeffrey (Barbara) Lieb, Charles (Amy) Bailey, Crystal Bailey Truitt, Roger (Trena) Lieb, Wm. Ronald Haynes (Pam Jones), Tina Haynes, Christina (Pete) Agema, Tonya Ball Searles, David (Sunshine) Key, and Tammy Ward. Russell is the cherished grandfather of 27 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Russell's greatest desire was to serve the Lord. He shared his sixty year ministry with his wife Carolyn, serving five churches. Together they fostered and adopted numerous children and helped young pregnant women find Christian adoptive parents.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rapha International,712 S. Main St., Joplin, MO 64801.
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