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.
For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com