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Chrystine Odom

January 26, 1940 — February 13, 2020

Galatia- Chrystine Odom, age 80, of Galatia, passed away at 7:34am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home in Galatia.

Chrystine was born in Stonefort on January 26, 1940, the daughter of James Hobert and Myrtle G. (Evetts) Teal. She married Gary Odom in Dykersburg on August 22, 1957. Together, they have shared sixty-two years of marriage.

Mrs. Odom was a member of the Galatia First Baptist Church. Prior to her retirement, she had taught at the Crab Orchard School District for more than thirty-four years. Chrystine enjoyed gardening and had an array of flowers throughout her yard and home. She liked to travel and go shopping, always in search of a bargain or sale.  Most of all, Chrystine loved and cherished time spent with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband- Gary Odom of Galatia

Son and Daughter-in-law- Gregory and Karen Odom of Culver, Indiana

Daughter- Lea Michelle Emmons and Mark Kingston of Harrisburg

Five Grandchildren- Gregory Odom II and wife Leslie of Collinsville

     Andrew Odom of Culver, Indiana

     Casey Bartlett and husband Mike of Galatia

     Destiny Emmons of Crab Orchard

     Lucas Emmons of Carterville

Three Great Grandchildren- Gregory Odom III of Collinsville

     Lillian Odom of Collinsville

     Landen Bartlett of Lemitar, New Mexico

Brother and Sister-in-law- James and Shirley Teal of Thompsonville

Sister- Linda Sourbis of Dykersburg

Sister and Brother-in-law- Carolyn and Royce Eisenhauer of Kennady, New York

Sister-in-law- Virginia Gooch of Spillertown

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers- David L. and Morris Teal.

As per her wishes, she will be cremated. A time of visitation to celebrate Chrystine’s life and share in memories will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. 

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