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O'Donnell, Shirley W.
Shirley W. O'Donnell, 85, of Abingdon died at 4:45 am Monday, June 21, 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on February 13, 1925 in Ellisville to Myron and Florence White. She married John W. ODonnell on June 5, 1943 in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Tomas Eugene O'Donnell and infant twin grandsons, a brother Charles White and a sister Dorothy Redinger.

Shirley is survived by her children, Dennis (and Pat) O'Donnell of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Donald (and Aleta) O'Donnell of Abingdon, Merrilyn Johnson of Abingdon and Mary Jo O'Donnell; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grand-children.

She had lived in Abingdon since 1943 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was also a charter member of Topps #1918, WWII Mothers and the Red Hat Society. She provided child day care service for several years out of her home.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 am Friday, June 25, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father William Miller IC will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with the praying of the rosary at 7:00 pm. Cremation will be accorded following the mass and private burial of her ashes will be in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois or American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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