Helen Marie (Hoefling) Odom

May 10, 1939 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 79)
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   Helen Marie Odom, 79, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born on May 10, 1939 in Princeton, IN to the late Francis E. and Helen (Weber) Hoefling.

   Helen Marie was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch, IN.  She volunteered for the Gibson General Hospital Pink Ladies for several years.  She enjoyed line dancing and would take her daughter on many occasions.  She enjoyed playing cards and Family bonding.

   Besides her parents, Helen Marie was also preceded in death by her 1st husband Paul Andy Odom, her sons, Paul Edward Odom and Padraic A, Odom, a daughter, Patience R. Diephuis, two sisters, Mary Ann Graper, and Carolyn S. Salmon, and a brother, Joseph G. Hoefling.

   She is survived by a son Patrick (Suzanne) Odom of Fort Branch, IN, a sister Rose E. (Kim) Gerth of Evansville, IN, and her companion, Norman Shockley of Fort Branch, IN.  She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren..

   A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch, IN, with Fathers Tony Ernst and Ambrose Wonyani the co-celebrants.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 at the church.

   The family would like to give a special thank you to the Heart to Heart Hospice for the special care given to Helen Marie.  In lieu of flowers the family would like for people to donate to the Heart to Heart Hospice or the Holy Cross Catholic Church.   

Donations may be made to:

Heart to Heart Hospice
3559 N. Newton St., Jasper IN 47546
Tel: 1-812-482-2012

Holy Cross Catholic Church
305 E. Walnut St., Fort Branch IN 47648
Tel: 1-812-753-3548

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