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Obituary for Russell "Smiley" Ingram

Russell "Smiley" Ingram, 88, of Reinholds, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Lancaster son of the late Dallas and Anna (Ludwig) Ingram and was the husband of the late Henrietta Mae (Bender) Ingram who passed away in 2001.

Russell enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, working on cars, and collecting old cars. He especially loved spending time with his girls and his grandsons.

Russell worked as a paver for many years prior to his retirement.

Russell is survived by 4 daughters, Cindy M. Ingram, Thelma M. Ingram Graybill and husband, David, Valerie L. Stricker and husband, Scott, and Karen K. Ingram; 6 grandsons, Justin Ingram, Steven Ingram, Scottie Stricker, Jr., Tyler Ingram, Allen Stricker, and Austin Graybill; 5 siblings, Donna Ruhl, Howard Ingram, Mae Kromes, Mary Kramer, and Ginny Hackman.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ingram, and 5 siblings.

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 1 to 2 PM at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM, with Pastor Jeffrey Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the Brickerville Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at