Marion Ivalene Odum Ary, 81, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 8:32 P.M. at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Ivalene was born November 22, 1923 to Havy & Lucinda (Jeter) Odum in Marion. She married McKinley Ary on April 16, 1977 in Anna and he survives in Marion.
Ivalene worked at Marion Courts. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Ivalene always participated and helped raise all her nephews and nieces. She especially liked to take drives with her husband and watch the deer. They loved to travel, taking trips to Gatlinburg and Branson. Ivalene was a devoted Christian and faced her death with peace and comfort.
Ivalene is survived by:
Husband McKinley of Marion
Linda Duncan of Marion
Diana Dulle of Pinckneyville
Coralee Gulledge of Marion
Gary Odum of Tunnel Hill
Ken Odum of Marion
Terry Lee Gulledge
Preceded by: Parents, Brothers and Sister-in-laws Earl & Florine Odum, Oral & Violet Odum, Sister & Brother-in-law Lou & Ray H. Smith, Nephew Bob Odum
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Revs Roger Perry and Roger Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.