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Vivian Francis (Miller) Odle

November 20, 1926 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 91)

Vivian Francis Odle, 91, of Litchfield, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:14 P.M. at her residence.

Vivian was born on November 20, 1926 in Chatham, IL, a daughter of John Herbert and Nova (Keen) Miller.

She married Vernon Odle on October 28, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1995.

Vivian graduated from Sacred Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

Vivian was the matriarch of the Odle family, and always had a listening ear to those in need. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending large family gatherings. She also played cards on Saturday nights.

Vivian was also a Gold Star Mother, a title given to her when her son, John Charles, was Killed in Action in Vietnam in March of 1969.

She is survived by:

Sons,                       Kenneth “Ken” (Diana) Odle

                                David Odle

                                Thomas “Tom” (Susan) Odle

Daughter,                 Linda (Robert) Schwehr

Sister,                      Connie (Robert) Johnson of Springfield

16 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, James Leroy and John Charles Odle, daughter, Susan Suhling, brothers, Raymond, William, and Richard Miller, and sister, Mary Joan Grafton.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, IL.

The Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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