O’Dell, Kath­leen Mar­garet

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Kath­leen Mar­garet “Kathie” O’Dell, age 77, of Bour­bon­nais, Illi­nois, passed away peace­fully at 8:53 a.m. on Mon­day, Au­gust 31, 2020 at home sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily. Kathie was born on Novem­ber 4, 1942 in Ever­green Park, Illi­nois, the daugh­ter of Thomas and Lor­raine Mor­gan. Both pre­ceded her in death. She mar­ried James S. O’Dell on May 9, 1970 and they raised eight chil­dren; Don­ald (Julie) O’Dell of Bour­bon­nais, Tom O’Dell of Bour­bon­nais, Tim (Heidi) O’Dell of Plain­field, Terry O’Dell of Hick­ory Hills, Dawn (Mary) O’Dell-Hen­ninger of Bloom­ing­ton, Illi­nois and two step­sons; Jeff O’Dell and Pa­trick (Chris) O’Dell, both of Peotone. Kathie was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band and her son James L. O’Dell. Kathie also leaves the loves of her life, her 18 grand­chil­dren. Also sur­viv­ing are her broth­ers; Chuck Mor­gan of Illi­nois and Thomas (Sue) Mor­gan of Wis­con­sin, and her sis­ters; Jackie (Ray) Bie­der­man of Illi­nois and Betsy (Dan) Kniola of South Carolina. Kathie was the owner of a Merle Nor­man store in Oak For­est, Illi­nois for many years be­fore her and Jim started R-OWN Ex­press in Lans­ing, Illi­nois. Kathie al­ways treated ev­ery­one like they were the most im­por­tant per­son and never let any­one go with­out. She loved to shop and one of her fon­d­est mem­o­ries was that of meet­ing Elvis Pres­ley on the evening he first ap­peared on the Ed Sul­li­van Show in 1956. The fam­ily will re­ceive vis­i­tors on Tues­day, Septem­ber 8, 2020 at the McKen­zie Fu­neral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Av­enue, Oak For­est, Illi­nois from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Fu­neral Ser­vice at 7:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 re­stric­tions; Face Masks must be worn, So­cial Dis­tanc­ing ob­served, and a Max­i­mum of 50 peo­ple al­lowed in the Fu­neral Home at a time. A pri­vate burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that con­tri­bu­tions be made to OSF Home Health Care Hos­pice, 211 N. Land­mark Dr. d3, Nor­mal, Illi­nois 61761. For in­for­ma­tion: 708-687-2990.

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