Monica M. Russell


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 4:19pm | View PDF

ngtime Hinsdale resident, died Jan. 22, 2020.

Monica, who had moved to Libertyville, had a 50-year career as a nurse, nursing educator and administrator, being an early bachelor of nursing graduate in the U.S. But her greatest love and legacy is her family.

She is survived by her children, Deborah (the late Scott) Russell (significant other Curley Stricklin), Jennifer (Jim) Edkins and Heidi (Thomas) McNally; her sister, Shirley (the late Dick) Ruddy; her grandchildren, Daniel Russell, Margaret (Oliver Lagman) Russell, Caitlin (Vic) Ramirez, Jack (Audrey) McNally, Connor (Rachel Shinneman) McNally, Emily Edkins (fiancé Tom Bohac), Greg Edkins and Matthew Edkins; her great-granddaughter, Lula Ramirez; and her 13 nieces and nephews.

Monica was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Russell; her parents, George and Julia Medill; her siblings, Charlotte (Bill) Powell, George T. Medill Jr; Lorraine Medill; and her in-laws, Donald and Mary Russell and Joan and John Freeman.

Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. A funeral Mass will follow at the church at 10 a.m.

Interment is at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at, or the Alzheimer’s Association at

Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.


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