Fern Grahlherr Odle
GRAHLHERR, Virginia Fern
Fern GRAHLHERR ODLE, 87, of Ina died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. She was a homemaker. She was born March 16,
1918 in Jefferson County to Jim C. and Flossie (OWENS) SWEETIN. She married
William H. GRAHLHERR on July 3, 1937. He preceded her in death. She later married
Walter ODLE, who also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.
The Rev. Jesse ALLEN will officiate. Burial will be at Kirk Cemetery, Ina.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.
Survivors include two sons, Fred GRAHLHERR of Texico and Bill GRAHLHERR
and wife Delores of St. Louis; one daughter, Judy GRISLEY and husband John of
Marion; one stepdaughter, Wilma GULLEY and husband Allen of Benton; five
grandchildren, Mary Susan HARRIS, Julie Ann GARRISON, Don GRAHLHERR, Lynn JACKMAN
and Dawn GRISLEY; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Tom SWEETIN of Mt. Vernon.
Fern was a devoted mother and grandmother. She very much enjoyed working in her
flowers and yard. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing with her family and
friends and has always enjoyed music. She loved for people to come and visit her
and there was always something to eat. Besides her husbands, she was preceded in
death by her parents and seven brothers.
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL,
Date: Sat-Sun Feb 4-5, 2006
(Also published in the Benton Evening News, Benton IL, Mon 6 Feb 2006 issue)
Submitted by JoAnn McGhee
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