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Charlotte Mae O'Dell

December 19, 1930 — February 22, 2020

Charlotte Mae O'Dell, 89, of Charleston, WV, passed away, February 22, 2020 Charlotte was born December 19, 1930, in Charleston, to the late Seth Ernest and Cora Mae Amos Hapney. She was also preceded by husband, Gregory Lee O'Dell, daughters, Joyce and Katherine "Kathy", grandchildren, Terri Williams and Amy Toler. She attended Charleston High School and married her husband, Gregory Lee O'Dell on January 23, 1948 and had four children, Joyce Lee Shingleton, Katherine Ann Toler, Gregory Romie "Butch" O'Dell, Tammy Joan (Allen) Clark. Charlotte worked as a cook at Sacred Heart Grade School for 32 years. She then devoted her time babysitting two additions to the family, Tyler and Andy for 8 years.

Those left to mourn her passing, son, Gregory "Butch" and daughter, Tammy (Allen) Clark, along with 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Charlotte's life will be held at 6:00 PM. Thursday, February 27, at the United Disciples of Christ Church, 100 United Disciples Drive, South Charleston, WV 25309, with Pastor Steven Smith officiating. Private burial will be held in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.  Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until service time at the church.

The family would like to Thank the Hospice Staff for their help.  In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV  25311.

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