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Zion Evangelical Church - Millstadt
Tuesday September 25th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Martha Diane O'Dell

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

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts and your wonderful memories will give you some relief during this difficult time.

K Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM