Photo: Carolyn/Russell/Morris/1952-2022

Carolyn D. Russell, 69, of Morris, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at Morris Hospital. Carolyn was born April 5, 1952, in Cosby, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Deloris (Mackey) Lowdon.

Carolyn married William H. Russell. They moved to Mazon in 1976 and started raising their family. Carolyn enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Carolyn is survived by her life partner Ron Bottomley; her children Brian (Sharon) Russell, Carl (Lea) Russell, Susie (Jerry) White, Julie (Ed) Hansen, Pam Bottomley, Jim (Denise) Bottomley and Rhonda (Mike) Swaim; grandchildren Cody (Gabby) Russell, Briar Russell, Trevor Russell, Bethany Russell, Abigail Russsell, Timothy (Kristina) Schmanske and Justin (Danielle) Schmanske; and 7 great grandchildren. She also survived by her siblings Gail Lowdon, Norman (Amber) Banks and Valerie Marriott; sister in law Terri Lowdon and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her parents, husband William and her brother Larry.

Memorials may be made in Carolyn’s name to the First Presbyterian Church in Morris.

A graveside ceremony for Carolyn will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00 am at Mazon Brookside Cemetery, officiated by Reverend Roy Backus.

An online guestbook has been created for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs.  You may visit our website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 West Washington Street, Morris, Illinois 60450.