Ruth P. O’Dell, 75 of Springfield, died at 1:24 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital.
She was born February 19, 1944 in Springfield, to Edgar and Pauline Isabelle Dyer. She married William O’Dell, Sr. and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina (James) Sutton and Debbie Dyer Hibbs both of Springfield; two sons, William (Chessica) O’Dell of Petersburg and John O’Dell of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; six sisters, Betty JoAnn Atkinson of Metropolis, Alice C. Smock of Grand Chain, Jean Hite (Thomas) Melber of Kentucky, Florence Ishmael and Mable Lay both of Springfield and Nora (Don) Baker of Karnak; two brothers Phillip L. (Butch) Dyer of Springfield and Gary (Guy) Dyer of Farmington, KY and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Becky Ann Willis; three sisters, Geraldine Dyer, Gracie Dyer and Mary Gorham and two brothers, Garruth Edgar Dyer, Jr. and Thomas Dyer.
Ruth was of the Christian faith. Her favorite pastime was BINGO. She enjoyed doing puzzle books.
Ruth worked at First Student for 18 years as a monitor.
Visitation: 11 am – 1 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Mark Gifford officiating. Cremation will be accorded following services.
Memorial contributions: Charity of Donor’s Choice
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
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