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JOE E. O'DELL

September 10, 1937 ~ March 25, 2019 (age 81)

81, of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 12:22 A.M., Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Mattoon Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon, Illinois. He was born September 10, 1937, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of William Riley "Blondie" and Juanita (Baker) O'Dell. He married Julia "Judy" Swengel, September 1, 1956 in Mattoon, Illinois. Joe graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1959 and became a partner with Dean Swengel in the Swengel Funeral Home of Neoga which was then renamed the Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home. He became the owner/operator after Dean's retirement and was semi-retired himself in recent years. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Neoga, Illinois, the Corn Belt Shrine Club of Mattoon, a Life Member of the Neoga Masonic Lodge # 279, the Toledo Masonic Lodge #834, and a 50 year member of the Valley of Danville Consistory. He was a 60 year member of The Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He leaves his wife, Judy O'Dell of Neoga; Sons, William O'Dell (Lisa) of Neoga and Tim O'Dell (Carol) of Neoga; eight Grandchildren, John O'Dell (Shawna) of Toledo, Wayne O'Dell (Darlene) of Toledo, Susan Hartman (Josh) of Windsor, Pat O'Dell (Katie) of Windsor, Andrea Schweska (Cully) of Mahomet, Eric O'Dell (Heather) of Neoga, Ross O'Dell (Chrissy) of Bethany and Katy Oakley (Ben) of Freeburg; eighteen great-grandchildren, Brother, David O'Dell (Judy) of Neoga; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his Parents; three Brothers, Thomas "Cork" O'Dell, Robert O'Dell and Danny O'Dell; and one Granddaughter, Candis O'Dell.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 29, 2019 in the Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with Rev. Richard Coen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Thursday March 28, 2019 and one hour before the services at the Funeral Home.

online condolences may be expressed at www.swengel-odell.com

Visitation
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00 PM 3/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States
Visitation
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:30 AM 3/29/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/29/2019 10:30:00 AM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States
Service
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 AM 3/29/2019 10:30:00 AM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States
Location

Neoga Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

South Route 45
Neoga, IL 62447

South Route 45 Neoga 62447 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospitals for Children
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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