Chrystine Odom

Jan 26th, 1940 - Feb 13th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Feb. 17th, 2020 4:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM

Chrystine Odom

Galatia- Chrystine Odom, age 80, of Galatia, passed away at 7:34am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home in Galatia.

Chrystine was born in Stonefort on January 26, 1940, the daughter of James Hobert and Myrtle G. (Evetts) Teal. She married Gary Odom in Dykersburg on August 22, 1957. Together, they have shared sixty-two years of marriage.

Mrs. Odom was a member of the Galatia First Baptist Church. Prior to her retirement, she had taught at the Crab Orchard School District for more than thirty-four years. Chrystine enjoyed gardening and had an array of flowers throughout her yard and home. She liked to travel and go shopping, always in search of a bargain or sale.  Most of all, Chrystine loved and cherished time spent with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband- Gary Odom of Galatia

Son and Daughter-in-law- Gregory and Karen Odom of Culver, Indiana

Daughter- Lea Michelle Emmons and Mark Kingston of Harrisburg

Five Grandchildren- Gregory Odom II and wife Leslie of Collinsville

     Andrew Odom of Culver, Indiana

     Casey Bartlett and husband Mike of Galatia

     Destiny Emmons of Crab Orchard

     Lucas Emmons of Carterville

Three Great Grandchildren- Gregory Odom III of Collinsville

     Lillian Odom of Collinsville

     Landen Bartlett of Lemitar, New Mexico

Brother and Sister-in-law- James and Shirley Teal of Thompsonville

Sister- Linda Sourbis of Dykersburg

Sister and Brother-in-law- Carolyn and Royce Eisenhauer of Kennady, New York

Sister-in-law- Virginia Gooch of Spillertown

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers- David L. and Morris Teal.

As per her wishes, she will be cremated. A time of visitation to celebrate Chrystine’s life and share in memories will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. 

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9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Cheyenne Evetts

    From: Harco, Illinois

    Date: February 13, 2020

    I give my deepest condolences to her husband and family. She was a amazing woman. I have so many memories as a kid when she would substitute in Crab Orchard. Rest Easy Mrs.Odom. Gone but Never Forgotten!

  • Guest: Christy Shackleford

    From: Marion, Kentucky

    Date: February 14, 2020

    I taught with Chrys at crab orchard school. Many precious memories of a precious woman. Prayers and love for you all. Gary lots of love sent to you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Guest: carol stricklin

    From: Stonefort, Illinois

    Date: February 14, 2020

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Chrystine’s family. So many memories when she taught at Crab Ochard. My children loved her as she loved all the kides at Crab Ochard. She will be dearly missed!!!

  • Guest: Judy (McSparin) Hill

    From: St Peters, Missouri

    Date: February 14, 2020

    My thoughts and prayers or with you and your families Greg, James, Carolyn & Linda at this time. I hadn’t seen Chrystine in many years but I have always remembered how pretty she was, being in Home EC class together at COHS, and how nice she was.

  • Guest: Anna Belle (Garrison) McCormick

    From: Beach Park, Illinois

    Date: February 14, 2020

    Gary, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: dennis johnson

    From: Orange City, Florida

    Date: February 15, 2020

    I am sorry to learn of your mothers passing

  • Guest: David

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: February 16, 2020

    I remember we always gave her a hard time in school ( as we did everyone). Even though you could tell she was frustrated with us, she never lost her composure and dignity. She was a very nice lady, I’m sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Justin Craig

    From: Stonefort, Illinois

    Date: February 16, 2020

    Mrs. O was one of my very favorite teachers and an all around great person. Love ya Mrs. O

  • Guest: Donna Russell

    From: Galatia, Illinois

    Date: February 16, 2020

    My love and sympathy to Gary, and the entire family. Our friendship goes way back whenBob and Helen Mitchell came to our town and Baptist Church in Galatia. Then the Odoms started to our church also. Thus came the merging of two beautiful families, I Loved you all and know Chrystine will be missed greatly. She was a very nice lady. Love to you all