Mary Theresa Ottaway Russell

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Mary Theresa Ottaway Russell, 90, of New Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at her home. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 with visitation one hour prior in St. Mary’s Catholic Chapel in Keithsburg, Father John Theiryoung officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park, Muscatine, Iowa. Pallbearers are Hal Russell, Manuel Linder, Charles Lemuel Linder, Kenneth Linder, Mike Raushenberger, and Austin Raushenberger.  Honorary pallbearers are John Worden, Vincent Ottaway, Ron Ottaway, Jerry Ottaway and Ryan Parish. Memorials may be left to St. Mary’s Parish.On line condolences may be left at

She was born Aug. 15, 1921 in Green Island, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Anna Mier Ottaway.  She married John Wayne Russell Sr. on July 16, 1941 in Green Island, Iowa.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  They moved to the New Boston area to farm in 1953.  Mary loved to bake and grow flowers, especially orchids.

Surviving is a daughter, Joan and son-in-law, Alan Showalter of New Boston; a son, John W. Russell, and daughter-in-law, Pat, of Manchester, N.H.; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.