Ruby O. O'Dell

Born: Wed., Jul. 23, 1913
Died: Sun., May 27, 2012

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Ruby O. O'Dell, age 98, of Kokomo, Indiana, formerly of Oblong, Illinois, died Sunday May 27, 2012 at the Windsor Estates in Kokomo, Indiana. Born July 23, 1913 in Yale, Illinois, the daughter of Harlan and Clara (Matheny) O'Dell. At the age of nine, Ruby was stricken with Polio which left her crippled; she worked in LaPorte, Indiana four years during World War II, then returned home to care for her ailing parents. She was a faithful member of the Bellair Church of Christ in Bellair, Illinois since she was a young girl. She was a lovely christian lady and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include a nephew and care giver, William and Carolyn Stifle, Kokomo, Indiana; nephew, Larry O'Dell; niece and caregiver, Delores and Tom Bartley, Kokomo, Indiana; nieces, Norma Rogers, Wanda Louks, Ruth Hoskins, Linda Young, Pauline O'Dell, Phyllis Marks and Angela Johnson; special friend Dawn Ellen Tracy, Oblong, Illinois. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Ivy O'Dell; Cloyce and Opal O'Dell; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Meredith and Arthur Stifle, Mary and Max Wiman; one nephew, James O'Dell.

Funeral services will be Thursday May 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Larry Abraham officiating. There will be visitation from 1:00 pm until time of services at 2:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois. Burial will be in the Bellair Cemetery, Bellair, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Senior Citizens with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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