Mary Ellen Russell

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Mary Ellen Russell, 76, of Belleville, IL, born April 3, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon IL.

Mary Ellen loved playing dominoes, embroidering, knitting, cats, and cooking.  She enjoyed learning about history and always kept up on current events.  She was well-versed in many areas, especially languages and art, and was excellent at tole painting eggs.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, John “Jack” and Evelyn, nee Traudt, Russell; and a beloved aunt, Mary Catherine Russell.

She is survived by her sister, Janet (Nick) Yung of St. Louis, MO;
her brother, Brian (Sandy) Russell of Crestwood, MO;
a nephew, Brian C. (Andi) Russell of Kansas City, MO;
and two great-nephews, Sean and Alex Russell.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020, at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Nicholas Junker officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Mary Ellen Russell

Bruce and Patti Simpson said : Guest Report Oct 22, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Our condolences for the passing of Mary Ellen. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. God Bless Mary Ellen. ♥️

  • Tampa
  • FL
Jan Scanlan said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM

I met Mary Ellen through her Aunt Mary C. She & I often went out to eat when Mary C. would be playing Bridge with friends. Shopping sprees for Mary Ellen's favorite thing, cosmetics, would follow. I was able to join them for Dominoes , playing cards, and enjoying Mary Ellen's delicious chili! I have several of the beautiful tole painted eggs she made------a nice reminder of her. Sorry for the family's loss.

  • Collinsville
  • IL

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