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Obituary: Carolyn ‘Susie’ Russell, Greenwood

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Carolyn ‘Susie’ Russell

Carolyn “Susie” Russell, 72, of Greenwood, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis.

Mrs. Russell was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Medora to the late Robert V. and Edith (Stone) Lonsberry.

Mrs. Russell worked at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, and at St. Paul Hermitage before caring for her grandchildren.

An incredible mother, Susie was caring, loving, giving, honest and very loyal to her family. She enjoyed shopping but above all was devoted to her children and grandchildren.

She loved being a grandma and keeping track of all 11 of her grandchildren and more recently the great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by a loving family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Van B. Russell; and one sister, Joann Carver.

Survivors include her children, Tim Russell (Cathy) of Franklin, Mike Russell (Angie) of Greenwood, James Russell (Shannon) of Whiteland and Kim Scholl (Mark) of Indianapolis; sisters, Patricia Stogsdill, Debbe Ashley and Mary Sheets, all of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Stirling–Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Acton Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, Mooresville.

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