Martha Diane O'Dell, nee Shelton, 72, of Waterloo, IL, passed away September 22, 2018, in New Athens, IL. She was born July 13, 1946, in E. St. Louis, IL.
She is survived by her children John O'Dell, Jr. - Navy Veteran, R. Marie (Jeffrey) O'Dell - Jennings RN, BSN, Tonya (Al) Etherton, April (Gary) Zilafro, Kelia (Ed) Elmore, & David (Natasha) O'Dell AAS; grandchildren Adam (Samantha) Gunther - US Army retired, Shania and Gavin Etherton, Cole and Allison Zilafro, Courtney O'Dell, Alex Elmore, and Kobe, Connor, Kaytlyn, Marcus, Trevor, and McKenzie O'Dell; great grandchildren Carmen & Henry Gunther; brothers and sisters Eugene (Eva) Shelton, Shirley (Bob) Dobler, Lloyd (Mary Jane) Shelton, & Lela (Robert) Callahan.
Martha is preceded in death by her husband John H. O'Dell, Sr.; parents James A. and Hazel M. (nee Blackburn) Shelton; brother Basil Shelton; sisters Ponda Bachelor & Dorothy Blackburn.
She was a member of Bethel Trinity Church - East Carondelet.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
New Athens Home for the Aged
4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Wednesday
10 AM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor David Eckstadt
Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL