Carol Ann Russell (nee Bekebrede), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late James Russell; cherished daughter of the late Vernon and Dorothy Bekebrede; devoted mother of Scott (Linda) Russell, Kirk (Sue) Russell, Craig (Susan) Russell and Debbie Davis; loving grandmother of Scottie (Tara) Russell, Crystal (Zeke) Santa Cruz, Joe Russell, Jamie (Thomas) Miller and Andy (Keelin) Russell; treasured great-grandmother to many; dear sister of Joan (Jerry) Diekmann, Cheryl (Bob) Phillips and the late Janice Bekebrede; step-sister of Tom (Barb) Mitchell, Larry Mitchell and Lorna (Jack) Schenkel; Carol is also preceded in death by her Friend-in-Christ Harlan Heck.
Carol was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a school secretary and school board member for the Fort Zumwalt School District. Carol and James enjoyed dealing antiques, bowling and she played softball well into her 50’s. She was very active and enjoyed having a good time. Later in life she enjoyed traveling with her dear friend Harlan. Carol was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorials may be made in Carol's name to Fort Zumwalt School District for their Grow Your Own Teacher Program.
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