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Wednesday December 20th, 2017
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Lawrence L. O'Dell

Lawrence L. O'Dell, 90, of Millstadt, IL, died December 16, 2017, in Millstadt. He was born June 26, 1927, in Van Buren, MO.

He is survived by his children Linda (Nick) Daskaleas, Catherine O'Dell (Larry Robison), Bruce (Nida) O'Dell, Lawrence (Linda) O'Dell; 9 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchild; special friend Marie Dietzel; brother Morgan O'Dell; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his wife Annie E. O'Dell (nee Gentry); children Leonard and Leon O'Dell; parents Charles and Lilly (nee Spratley) O'Dell; brothers Arby, Elva, & Arthur; sisters Dorothy, Opal, June, & Faye.

He is a member of First Baptist Church - Prairie du Rocher, IL, lifelong member of IEBW #309, and a US Army Air Corp Veteran.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
American Heart Association

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Thursday Quernheim Funeral Home

12 Noon Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating
Interment at JB National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO


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A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence O'Dell

Amy May 27 2018 12:00 AM

I loved and respected this man for over 43 years. He was always glad to see me for a visit. Brad and got to see him Kansas City a few years ago and he got to hold his great grandson, Jax. I am sorry we couldn't come to the services. We will surely miss his smile. Our condolences to the family.

Keith Jordan Raymore, MO Dec 22 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences and prayers

Eddie Johnson Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Uncle Larry.Great memories on the farm and always did love your smile.R.I.P and say hello to Aunt Annie for me.Fly high and in peace.
Love you!!

Janis Cutrell Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

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A Shades of Elegance was sent on December 18, 2017

Our deepest thoughts are with you today. Even though our hearts are heavy with grief;,Lawrence is with the Lord. We sure will miss him. Lots of love, Charles Morgan and Paula O'Dell

Expression of Sympathy Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about uncle Lawerance ,our thoughts and prayers are with you, he was a great uncle and will be missed.

Jerry and Sharol Williams Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM