Marilyn Russell Obituary

Marilyn Ann Russell
Marilyn A. Russell
Marilyn Ann Russell

February 23, 1932 - March 24, 2007
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Marilyn Ann Russell, 75, died at Mercy Hospice in Johnston on Saturday March 24, 2007, from renal failure. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Westover Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service. Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at St.Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale.

Marilyn, a life-long resident of the Des Moines area, was born on February 23, 1932. She was a proud alumnus of St. Joseph Academy and the Mercy School of Nursing. She graduated from the University of Iowa and served as a nurse on a military base in California for a short time before pursuing her Master's Degree in Nursing at the University of Minnesota. In 1963, she became a public health nurse and was appointed director of Visiting Nurse Services in 1968, where she worked until her retirement in 1994. Marilyn's passion for nursing was shown by her participation on many public boards in the Des Moines area.

Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her nine nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and keeping in touch with her nursing colleagues. She enjoyed community service and was happy to sponsor refugee families from South-east Asia.

She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence A. Russell and her mother, Mary D. Russell. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Mary Russell of Des Moines and her sister, Jan Andrus of Denver.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, who are blessed to have many great memories of Marilyn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Pius Foundation or Mercy Hospice.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, March 28, 2007


St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish Foundation
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US
Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131