Mary Ellen O'Dell
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NEWARK: A funeral service for Mary Ellen O'Dell age 101, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 22, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Jeff Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark.
Mary passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. She was born March 2, 1911 in Newark to the late Robert Evan and Sylvia Ethel (Wilson) Jones.
Mary was a 1928 graduate of Newark High School and married her late husband, Howard, in August of that year. She had been employed at Owens Corning and Zeihers, Inc. in Newark.
Mary was a former member of Licking County Genealogical Society, Owens Corning Fiberglas Retirees, and a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She and Howard enjoyed traveling, visiting every state, also Mexico and Canada.
They were married almost 71 years before Howard passed away suddenly. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and working in the yard, still mowing her grass until a few years ago. Mary was very proud that she was able to care for herself up until the last few days.
She is survived by a son, Larry Lee (Dorothy) O'Dell of Newark; seven grandchildren, Todd (Kay), Tam, Tawna, Tiffany, Bonita (Kenny), Kim (Mark) Kerri (Mike); many great; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Howard, in 1999; a son, Robert Thomas O'Dell in 1998; and daughter-in-law, Pauline O'Dell in 2002.
Friends may call prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark. Immediately following committal services, a luncheon will take place at the Teheran Grotto Hall, 124 Waterworks Road, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 261 East Main Street, Newark, or the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, 43058.
59 North 5th Street Newark, OH 43055
Published in the Advocate on Oct. 21, 2012