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Monday, July 18, 2016

Obituary - Laura “Louise” Careswell

Laura “Louise” Careswell
Laura “Louise” Careswell, 79 of Drexel, Missouri passed away July 16, 2016 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). 

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2016 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. 

Contributions are suggested to Heartland Christian Church of Sebring, FL or Drexel United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at 

Louise was born August 9, 1936 to Woodrow and Dorothy Reed Russell in Miami County, Kansas. She grew up in the Drexel, Missouri area and attended Drexel schools, where she began playing basketball. Louise graduated in 1954 and continued to play basketball for a short time. On January 4, 1959 she was united in marriage to Rawland Careswell in Soberly, Missouri. To this union three daughters were born, Sherri, Carole, and Angela. Louise worked for BMA Insurance in Kansas City until she became a full time homemaker. Later in life she would work as a waitress in various local restaurants, but her true joy was found in caring for children. Louise was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Drexel United Methodist Church and Heartland Christian Church during her retirement in Sebring, Florida. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 40 years, Rawland Careswell, and a brother M. Dean Russell. Louise is survived by her daughters, Sherri Tregnago and husband Bill, Carole Brandt and husband Kerry, and Angela Stephens and Husband Danny, brothers Dale and Don Russell, sisters, Linda Carlson, Doris Yadon and husband Gary, Loretta Creek, Twila Russell, Gayle Semple and Husband Don, Patti Larson, sister-in-law Cindy Russell, and by a “4th” daughter Christi Russell Shannon. 

Louise will be forever remembered for her love of children and her warm spirit. “You are so beautiful, and I love you.”