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Shelby M. Russell

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“Shelby I miss you and think of you every single day! You will never be forgotten! ”
1 of 79 | Posted by: Care Depew - St. Louis , MO

“Shelby I miss you and think of you every single day! You will never be forgotten! ”
2 of 79 | Posted by: Care Depew - St. Louis , MO

“Shelbs - you are not forgotten!!!! We miss you. ”
3 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers

“Hi Shelbs...thinking of you!!!! xoxo Tim, Tara, and Brady ”
4 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers

“Shelby! It's Tara and Lance saying we love you! ”
5 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers

“Shelby - thinking of you tonight. XOXO Tara and Tim ”
6 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers

“Everytime I look at my beautiful Guitar I think of you! Thank you so much for that gift and all of the other little things you ever did for me! You...Read More »
7 of 79 | Posted by: Carey Depew - Friend

“How do I write this now after a year and just finding out and NOT trying to sound selfish???...If you could only imagine what is going through my...Read More »
8 of 79 | Posted by: Missie Wease (weasel) - Ballwin, MO

“Shelby, We are all thinking of you this week and how you touched all of our lives. Rest in peace. ”
9 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers

“Shelby and I spent countless nights talking about life, our fears and our dreams. Shelby helped me through some very difficult times in my life. I...Read More »
10 of 79 | Posted by: Carey Depew - Friend

“Shelbs, Thinking of you tonight! ”
11 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers - St. Charles, MO

“Shelby, You are remembered my friend.... ”
12 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers - St. Charles, MO

“Dear Shelby, You are not forgotten. Happy birthday, buddy. And I know you are having the best Thanksgiving with Jesus! ”
13 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers - St. Charles, MO

“I met Shelbey when she was in the 7th grade. I was her English teacher. I taught her for 2 years,but in truth, she taught me for over 2 decades. ...Read More »
14 of 79 | Posted by: Amy Johnston - Wentzville, MO

“Dear Judy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Shelby. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Although I did not know Shelby, I can see by...Read More »
15 of 79 | Posted by: Christine Yates - Hazelwood, MO

“I was shocked to hear about Shelby. I worked with her on a case. She was truly devoted to her work and the children she represented. I am sure she...Read More »
16 of 79 | Posted by: Barb Giudici - St. Louis, MO

“Dear Micheal Kemper and Family, Thank you Micheal for telling us your story of your children. Shelby told me you were the most wonderful people...Read More »
17 of 79 | Posted by: Shelbys mom (Judy) - St. Louis, MO

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jen and the Russell family. Shebly brought so much into my life. I will miss her dearly. She will always and...Read More »
18 of 79 | Posted by: Carey Depew - St. Louis, MO

“I had the good fortune of meeting Shelby in graduate school at Lindenwood University. As with many of her friends, we got along immediately in our...Read More »
19 of 79 | Posted by: Chris Tiefenbrunn - Foristell, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelby's family during this time. She was such a wonderful person. The Schuster Family, Terry, Sandy, Jim,...Read More »
20 of 79 | Posted by: Stephanie Schuster - MO

“I was truly saddened when I received the word about Shelby. We used to live close to her grandmother (Jackie, she often played kickball with the...Read More »
21 of 79 | Posted by: Mary Jane Bargen - St. Charles, MO

“Shelby, I love you girl! We were roommates for two years in St. Charles and you were a great friend to me. One place we shared with James and his...Read More »
22 of 79 | Posted by: Gail Wiemann - Arnold, MO

“Shelby worked with one of my Foster kids. She was always available to help him with whatever he needed. She was fantastic at working with kids. She...Read More »
23 of 79 | Posted by: Kaylynn Remiker

“I am so sorry to hear about Shelby. I worked with her some years ago, she always had a smile on her face, and a wonderful laugh to follow. God bless...Read More »
24 of 79 | Posted by: Karen Sanders Detmer

“my extreme condolences to family, friends, and shelby"s partner. judy, i love you and your in my thoughts and prayers. i love you. ...Read More »
25 of 79 | Posted by: vickie bishop - St. Charles, MO

“Judy and Family, My heart and prayers go out to all of you. I remember all the fun times my girls had with Shelby. She truly was one of a kind. ...Read More »
26 of 79 | Posted by: JoAnn Shores - St. Charles, MO

“Shelby was one to always make me smile with her sarcastic comments and caring personality. I met her through my partner Shelley and only kind things...Read More »
27 of 79 | Posted by: Lisa Israel - St. Louis

“My heart hurts and I can not send enough sorry to her family and friends. I will always remember Shelby as funny, happy and thoughtful. ”
28 of 79 | Posted by: Shelby Bishop - Foristell, MO

“I am sorry to hear of Shelby's death. I was her PE teacher at Barnwell & 9th grade softball coach, and remember her well. I kept in touch with her...Read More »
29 of 79 | Posted by: Sue McClintock - St. Charles,, MO

“Shelby will be missed greatly. When she was very young she wanted to spend all her time with us. I wish we would have gotten to spend more time...Read More »
30 of 79 | Posted by: Brenda(Hollingsworth) and Art Pentz - AR

“Jackie, Paul and Craig I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Be sure to know that God sees your sorrow and is the ultimate comforter for...Read More »
31 of 79 | Posted by: ALMA MADDOX - ST LOUIS, MO

“I met Shelby through our work as Social Workers. Her dedication and commitment to her client's is what I will always remember. I knew her for such a...Read More »
32 of 79 | Posted by: Laurencia Ford - Wildwood, MO

“Shelby,I remember the times that you were on the sidelines cheering us on during the football games and telling me good luck before we walked on to...Read More »
33 of 79 | Posted by: Manny Spindola - O'Fallon, MO

“SHELBY MY LITTLE CHEESECAKE I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jen, and your family. Your...Read More »
34 of 79 | Posted by: Dion Miller - O'Fallon, MO

“We will always remember you and miss you. Wishing that we got to spend more time with you but always cherishing the times we did have together. ”
35 of 79 | Posted by: Sonya and Taleigha Pentz

“I smile knowing that right now Shelby and Nikki are together in heaven, having a drink and laughing. And while I will always miss her, I am so...Read More »
36 of 79 | Posted by: Shelley Collet - St Louis, MO

“Shelby was a ray of sunshine!Had a contagious laugh that would make you laugh and forget what u were laughing at.She was always just a phone call...Read More »
37 of 79 | Posted by: Tucker - louisville, KY

“My thought and prayers go out to all of Shelby's family and friends. I met Shelby thru Missy. She use to let us take her Jeep to Creve Cour. She will...Read More »
38 of 79 | Posted by: Kristina Lee - O'Fallon, MO

“I had the blessing to know Shelby through my husband. Over the years, I have listened to thousands of stories (and yes, I am pretty certain there...Read More »
39 of 79 | Posted by: Kelley Miller - O'Fallon, MO

“Shelby was a person I am honored to call my friend. Her devotion and compasion to others makes her so amazing to me, words just cant descibe. She was...Read More »
40 of 79 | Posted by: Shelly Mirian, Tony Garcia - MO

“"A HEART OF GOLD STOPPED BEATING, TWO SHINNING EYE'S AT REST, GOD BROKE OUR HEART'S TO PROVE, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST" Author Unkown These words sum...Read More »
41 of 79 | Posted by: Beth and Don Rogers - Bloomsdale, MO

“Just hearing Shelby's name brings back so many funny, great memories. She's touched my life in so many ways. Through Shelby, I've met and maintained...Read More »
42 of 79 | Posted by: Tara Myers - St. Charles, MO

“Shelby was my best friend for a good many years. I can’t even remember when I met her- it seems I have always known her. As I think back to my ...Read More »
43 of 79 | Posted by: Amy Brugmann

“Shelby was my sister Nikki's best friend. I remember meeting her for the first time when I was a young teenager, and they were in college...and she...Read More »
44 of 79 | Posted by: Cassi Bechtel Hendrixson - Festus, MO

“Our hearts and prayers are with Shelby's family in this very difficult time. Jen, Dayle & Kayla ”
45 of 79 | Posted by: Jen Tilling - St Louis, MO

“I met Shelby in the summer of 2001 when we were introduced through a friend of a friend. Within minutes I felt like I'd known her my whole life....Read More »
46 of 79 | Posted by: Stephanie Dunning - Sherman Oaks, CA

“With a truly heavy heart I write this. Shelby was loved by so many people. I have known her for many years. Shelby came into our lives through Nikki...Read More »
47 of 79 | Posted by: Kathy and Bill Davis - MO

“She went to texas with me and judy and butch and paul.We had a great time at the ocean.WE slept in Pats green van,we had fun.We ate at a place by the...Read More »
48 of 79 | Posted by: craig hollingsworth - ST.CHARLES, MO

“words cannot express the sadness i feel that shelby is gone. As i was watching shelby grow up and the good times and the bad times she always brang...Read More »
49 of 79 | Posted by: Paul Hollingsworth - st.charles, MO

“Shelby was our hugest advocate, and one of the most significant reasons why our family is complete. There are now four siblings that have a life,...Read More »
50 of 79 | Posted by: Patrick, Lynn, Marissa, Eric, Tahj, Eleece, Vanessa, Jonathan, - MO

“I have always appreciate you as a person and the gift that you bestow in working with children and families from all background. My heart and...Read More »
51 of 79 | Posted by: Delores Burnside - Olivette, MO

“I have always appreciate you as a person and the gift that you bestow in working with children and families from all background. Peace Always, ...Read More »
52 of 79 | Posted by: Delores Burnside - Olivette, MO

“My heart is so heavy hearing that Shelby is no longer with us. Shelby was a great friend in both high school and college. I'll never forget some of...Read More »
53 of 79 | Posted by: Steph Meyers - Chicago, IL

“Shelby was a great person and friend. We will all miss her. ”
54 of 79 | Posted by: Dawn Walter - Barnhart, MO

“I went to high school with Shelby, many moons ago. Shelby will be dearly missed by all. She was a great, fun, loving gal, who would do anything...Read More »
55 of 79 | Posted by: Yvonne Reynolds - Saint Louis, MO

“My condolences go out to Shelby’s family. My fondest memory of Shelby was her smile and the laughter she brought to others. I am thankful to...Read More »
56 of 79 | Posted by: Jody Hansen Dant - Eureka, MO

“Shelby will be greatly missed. She was very much loved. She was like a sister to me, we shared many memories together from playing school to having...Read More »
57 of 79 | Posted by: Michelle Hollingsworth-Alazab - MO

“I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I feel lucky that I was able to know Shelbey, and I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling right now. She's...Read More »
58 of 79 | Posted by: Carly Morrow - Marthasville, MO

“My condolences & prayers go out to Shelby & her family. She was always a cheerful & sweet girl. I loved the rides to softball in her car with no...Read More »
59 of 79 | Posted by: Holly (Karas) Carter - MO

“Shelby you will be missed dearly! Love ya girl! Lots of prayers sent for your family! ”
60 of 79 | Posted by: Christina Smith - Wentzville, MO

“I have nothing but happy memories when I think of Shelby. My most heartfelt condolences to all family, loved ones, and friends. ”
61 of 79 | Posted by: Larry Deptula - Brea, CA

“Shelby was a wonderful friend through high school and college. She brought joy to me and all those that knew her. I would not be the person I am...Read More »
62 of 79 | Posted by: Scott Sorice - St. Peters, MO

“Shelby Russell A name that will never be forgotten. If you knew the name you knew the fun that she would bring. I was always the little sister who...Read More »
63 of 79 | Posted by: Jody Brugmann Hansel - MO

“I will never forget the fond memories of Shelby. She was one of the most kindhearted, generous people to be around. She was able to effortlessly...Read More »
64 of 79 | Posted by: Kim Clements Hallock - Frisco, TX

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the comfort of God help you and your family during this difficult time. Shelby was a wonderful person who...Read More »
65 of 79 | Posted by: Shannon (Tankersley) Revelle - MO

“I am very sorry we lost such a great person. Shelby was always the center of everything, she was always making everyone laugh and I truly enjoyed...Read More »
66 of 79 | Posted by: Kelly Martin (Thebeau) - MO

“It is with a heavy heart I write here today. I was so looking forward to seeing Shelby last Saturday night at our 20 yr High School Reunion. (She...Read More »
67 of 79 | Posted by: Shelly Hulbert - Wentzville, MO

“Whenever I hear Shelby's name, I immediately picture her smiling face. She was always smiling and making people laugh in high school. The world was...Read More »
68 of 79 | Posted by: Renee (Obermark) Nowakowski - MO

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Shelby. She was a dear friend to me and I will miss her. ”
69 of 79 | Posted by: Tracey Church (Schultz) - MO

“Shelby was my Junior Prom date. We always had so much fun with her. She used to tease me about me marrying the wrong prom date, whenever we saw her...Read More »
70 of 79 | Posted by: Robert (Bob) Smith - Wentzville, MO

“I've known Shelby since we went to Becky David Elementary; we may have lost touch over the years, but I never forgot how she could laugh...and play...Read More »
71 of 79 | Posted by: Gina (Gamma) Guard - MO

“I've known Shelby since we went to Becky David Elementary; we may have lost touch over the years, but I never forgot how she could laugh...and play...Read More »
72 of 79 | Posted by: Gina (Gamma) Guard - Elsberry, MO

“Words can not even express how much Shelby will be truly missed. She could make any of us laugh till we were crying. She was one of the most caring...Read More »
73 of 79 | Posted by: Chrissy Kennedy - St Peters, MO

“Words cannot express the sadness and genuine sense of loss we feel. We will keep all in our prayers. ”
74 of 79 | Posted by: Charlene and David Jansen - MO

“Shelby will be missed. We missed her at the reunion. We will be praying for all of you. ”
75 of 79 | Posted by: Genie Meadows - Arnold, MO

“Shelby was truly a wonderful and fun loving person, that was great to be around during our High School years. She will be missed. I wish all her...Read More »
76 of 79 | Posted by: Chris Van Gels - O Fallon, MO

“I remember playing with Shelby when we lived up the street from each other in Cinnamon Hills. We graduated together, but lost touch. However, I will...Read More »
77 of 79 | Posted by: Lisa Robinson-Sanning - MO

“Shelby will be greatly missed! I am sorry for your family's loss. ”
78 of 79 | Posted by: Jennifer Piglowski-Sahrmann - MO

“Shelby & I went to junior high and high school together. I was really looking forward to seeing her last weekend at our 20 year reunion. She was...Read More »
79 of 79 | Posted by: Michelle Widman Crowe - Ballwin, MO


Memorials in memory of Shelby may be made to: SHELBY RUSSELL MEMORIAL FUND c/o BJC Behavioral Health 1430 Olive Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63108 Shelby M. Russell, of St. Louis, Missouri, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the age of 38. Dear daughter of Judy Russell (nee: Hollingsworth) and William (Kim) Russell; Loving Companion of Jennifer Hazel; Dear sister of Richard (Jamie) Russell, Missy (Eric McBride) Russell, Ryan (Michelle) Mitchell, and Kyle Mitchell; Dear Aunt of Dylan McBride, Kayley Russell, Kaiden Russell, Allena Mitchell, and Olexa Mitchell; Cherished Granddaughter of Bessie and the late Everette Russell and Jackie and the late Verl Hollingsworth; Dear Niece of Craig Hollingsworth; Loving Owner of her dear pets Indigo, Roxy and Kirby; Dear cousin, niece and friend. She will be missed by everyone who's life she touched. She is preceded in death by her friend Nikki Bechtel. Shelby was employed as a Clinical Therapist at BJC in St. Louis, Missouri.

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