O'Donnell, Doris Lee Born on July 18, 1930, passed away on July 15, 2012. Devoted daughter of the late Harmon and Sada (Nelson) McCauley. Sister of the late Patricia (McCauley) Knipe, Terry (Linda) McCauley and Kenneth McCauley. Loving mother of Dr. Frank (Kirk) O'Donnell, Debbie (Russell) O'Donnell-Swallow, Kathy (Joe) McCabe-O'Donnell and Mary O'Donnell. Doris raised her four children as a single mother meeting every crisis with love, understanding and guidance. She was a remarkable mother, grandmother and great grandmother always putting her family before anything else. Beloved grandmother of Colleen (John) O'Donnell-Flores, Dr. Kirk (Stephanie) O'Donnell, Grace, Clinton and Lucy O'Donnell, Danielle and Matthew Swallow, Jake, Kate and Luke McCabeO'Donnell, and David Noori. Dearest great-grandmother to Connor, Carson and Peter Flores and Anabella and Declan O'Donnell. Our dearest mother-inlaw, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend to many, loved by all. Doris was a dedicated employee of Saint Louis University for 32 years. She was the Director of Alumni and Special Events for many years before retiring to care for her elderly parents. As with everything else she did in life, she was passionate about her job and the many lifetime friendships that developed during her years at SLU. Although becoming increasingly ill in her later years, she never waivered on her religious beliefs and her love for God. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd (at Butler Hill) Sat. July 21 9:30am then to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (4556 Telegraph Rd.) for a 10:00 AM mass. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Doris O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Saint Louis University, 1 North Grand Blvd, Room 306, St. Louis, MO 63103. Visitation Friday 3-9PM.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 19, 2012