Shawnee Township Trustee Holly dies at 76

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee Township Board of Trustees member Russell Holly has died. Holly, 76, died around 1:23 a.m. Friday, March 24 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, according to a notice from Bayliff & Son Funeral Home.

Holly was a well-known community member who not only served on the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees but was a coach for Shawnee High School Cross-Country and Track & Field teams.

“We are saddened by the loss of our Shawnee Township Trustee. At this time we ask for prayers and privacy for Russell’s family,” said the township in a recent Facebook post.

Many community members on Facebook thanked Holly for his service to the community, sharing how much he will be missed. The board of trustees member served for a number of years. His last term was set to end in December of 2023.

No public funeral arrangements have been made at this time.