Russell D. “Boots” Kness, 84, of Cabot, PA (formerly of Kiski Township), passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Concordia Personal Care in Cabot, PA. He was born Tuesday, July 23, 1935, in Apollo, PA, the son of the late Kenneth M. and Twila G. Aker Kness. He was a member of the Mason’s Kiski Lodge and The Apollo Elks. Boots was a former member of Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church, Spring Church, PA and he now attended the United Presbyterian Church in Apollo. As an elder, one of his greatest accomplishments was helping to build Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church. He was an avid reader, reading any and all materials he could get his hands on. Russell is survived by his wife, Ellen Jane Coleman Kness, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Lee Kness, and two brothers, Wayne and Reed Kness. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 6, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home, LTD, 1916 Moore Avenue, North Apollo, PA and funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:00 AM in the Apollo United Presbyterian Church, 401 1st Street, Apollo, PA with Reverend Lea Austin officiating and Messenger Ralph Kilgore, Jr. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery, 717 Highland Avenue, Apollo, PA.