Carol A. Russell (nee Besenhofer), 65, passed away on December 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Darrell Russell Sr.; loving mother of Darrell Russell Jr., Scott (Nikki) Russell and Eric (Claudine) Russell; cherished grandmother of Jared, Eric Jr., A.J., Jeremy and the late Margaret Rose Russell; daughter of Mary and the late John Besenhofer; dear sister of Kathy (Gary) Townsend and Bill (Kathy) Besenhofer; and proud aunt of Kurt and Kori Townsend, Amy Townsend O'Toole and Billy Besenhofer. Visitation will be Saturday, December 29, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 8:00 p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue in Des Plaines. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie, Maryland. Memorials may be to The Breast Cancer Society, 6859 E. Rembrandt Avenue, Suite 128, Mesa, AZ 85212, www.breastcancersociety.org. For more information please call 847.699.9003 or visit glhillsfuneralhome.com.