Cover photo for Elizabeth A. Russell's Obituary
Elizabeth A. Russell Profile Photo
1948 Elizabeth 2022

Elizabeth A. Russell

October 1, 1948 — July 30, 2022

Sioux City, IA – Elizabeth A. “Beth” Russell, 73, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, at her residence in Sioux City, IA.
A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2022, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Larkin Chapel, 2320 Outer Drive North, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at .
Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Baker, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Doherty) Baker was born October 1, 1948, in Sioux City, IA. She graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1966 Beth went on to receive her nursing degree from St. Joseph School of Nursing and after graduation was employed as a nurse at the hospital.
In 1970, Beth was united in marriage with Fred Russell in Sioux City. She worked as an Oncology nurse for over 25 years before her retirement from June E Nylen Cancer Center in 2006.
Beth’s greatest passion was nursing and providing care and comfort to her patients. Her devotion and empathy for others will be missed by all. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her best friend Susan with whom she had many adventures with. She also enjoyed having coffee and socializing. “Oh, what a day!”
Beth is survived by her children, Kelly (Terry) Ragaller of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Joe (Nancy) Russell of Sioux City, Molly (Charlie) Riley of Moville, IA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Dan (Judy) Baker of California, Rob (Joan) Baker of St. Louis, MO, Mary (Jim) Doyle of Sloan, IA; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and Fred Russell.
The family has requested that memorials be directed to the June Nylen Cancer Center or Hospice of Siouxland.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elizabeth A. Russell, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 5, 2022

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Larkin Chapel

2320 Outer Drive North, Sioux City, IA 51104

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 30

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree