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“Love u forever and ever, Mema!! <3 Queenie ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kayelynn Carsten - IA

“Dear Karen and Trisha, I don't know if you will receive this message, but I just heard of your mothers passing this past Friday. I went in search...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debora Utley - Lombard, IL

“Trisha & Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. As many of us from the old neighborhood do, I have many fond and unforgettable memories...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kelley (Riggs) Gerdts

“To the Family of Sandy Russell: Our deepest sympathy to you all. Sandy was a joy to know! She took just good care of us at the SAU Faculty Dining...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Craig Shoemaker

“Dear Trisha and Karen, I am very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. As teenagers you never know how your friends parents are going to be. Your...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Renee Farrell (Eggermont)

“Dear Sandi's Family. We knew Sandi a short time but we feel she was a good friend. She always came to our vegetable stand with a smile and a warm...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Norm and Melodie Lau

“Dear Russell Family, Tom and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you at this time. We met Sandi while we were into country line dancing....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jan and Tom cook

“Karen and Trisha, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have many special memories of summers at your house, talking with your mom. She...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sarah Hayden

“Karen,Trisha & Family, So sorry for the loss of your mom,in the short time i cared for her she was such a joy to be around.I know she is dancing with...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: lynn emler

“Karen and Trisha, I am sorry to hear about your mom. Sandra was such a nice lady. I remember her always being one step ahead of Brad and I growing up...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Salinas

“Karen and Trisha, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. As I'm sure you know she is in a better place and is no longer in pain, and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kathleen Beard-Bothel

“Dear Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I was not expecting to hear about this so soon after talking to you last month....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Shannon Volfson

“DEAR KAREN AND TRISHA, IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE.YOU GUYS WERE OUR NEIGHBORS FOR YEARS ON 55TH ST.MY GIRL MISSY AND HEATHER WERE FRIENDS WITH YOU AND...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: PAM DOWNING


Celebration of Life Services for Sandra Jo "Sandi" Russell, 58, a resident of Eldridge, Iowa, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Edwards Congregational Church, 3420 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport; Visitation will be Tuesday, December 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Sandi was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by her loving family and many special friends.
Sandra Jo DePover was born May 28, 1951 in Davenport, the daughter of Howard and Jeraldine (Hahn) DePover. She was a 1969 graduate from Davenport Central High School and attended Scott Community College. Sandi was employed at St. Ambrose University Food Service Division and Cascade Lumber Company, Eldridge, Iowa.
Sandi was a member of Edwards Congregational United Church and life member of Genesis Medical Auxiliary. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and she cherished their moments together.
Memorials may be made to Gilda's Club or Edwards Congregational Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Carsten (Brian), McCausland, IA, and Trisha Lusso (John), New Franken, WI, grandchildren, Emily Jo "Emmybug" Lusso, Kyle Carsten, Kayelynn "Queenie" Carsten and Jayce "Cowboy" Carsten, sisters, Judy Johnson, Apache Junction AZ., and Jackie Anderson, Davenport and her father, Howard DePover, Moline.
Sandi was preceded in death by her son, Bradley Russell, 1986, her mother Jeraldine Engvall and a brother in law, David Johnson.

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