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ODEN
MABEL (HEAVNER) WILLMAN ODEN, 88, of Granite City, formerly of Mozier, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1982 in St Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City, following a three-week illlness. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Brother Wayne Ward officiating. Burial was in the Poor cemetery in North Calhoun county. Born April 28, 1894 in Calhoun county, Mrs Oden was a daughter of Henry and Melvina Grover Heavner. She first married Grant Willman who preceded in death. She married Cliff Oden on Sept. 15, 1931. He died Aug. 3, 1960. Survivors include three sons, Norman Willman of Gardena, Calif., O.K. Willman of Belleview and Loren Willman of Madison; a stepson, Loren Oden of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs Faye Adams of Gardena, Calif. and one stepdaughter, Mrs Lottie Clendenny of Mozier; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. [Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL ]


O'LAUGHLIN.
10 August 1972: Word has been received in Jerseyville of the death of James O'Laughlin, 62, a former resident of this city, which occurred Sunday at his home in Miami, Florida. He had been ill the past year. Funeral services and burial were in Miami. Mr. O'Laughlin, a son of Mrs. John (Bridget) O'Laughlin of Jerseyville and the late Mr. O'Laughlin, was born in Springfield. The family later moved to Jerseyville where he was educated in the local schools. While a resident here, Mr. O'Laughlin had worked as a printer for the Jersey County News and in Calhoun County. Upon completion of military service during world war II, the Jerseyville man located in Miami where he resumed his printing career. In addition to his mother, Mr. O'Laughlin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Rogers O'Laughlin of Miami, and one brother, John Francis O'Laughlin of San Francisco, California.
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OSTERMAN
John Osterman, 87, of the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center, formerly of Belleview, died Thursday, March 4, 1999 at the nursing center.
Born April 16, 1911 at Belleview, he was a son of Herman and Flora Stines Osterman. He married Verneeta L. Jennings, Nov. 16, 1932 at Kampsville. She died Dec. 3, 1991.
Surviving are one son, Johnny Osterman of Alton; one daughter, Mary Olson of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Fred Osterman of Kampsville; and three sisters, Martha Reed of Pleasant Hill (his twin sister), Minnie Foiles and Maymie Petrowske, both of Kampsville (twin sisters).
Mr. Osterman was a lifelong member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview. He was a former Calhoun County commissioner, a member of the Calhoun County Farm bureau and a 70-year member of the Modern Woodmen. He enjoyed hunting and collecting arrowheads.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Belleview. Casket bearers were Jerome Reed, Ted Jones, Tom Jones, Larry Osterman, Leo Williman and Burdette Foiles. [Unknown newspaper, c. March 1999 - Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]

OSTERMAN
Mrs. Vernetta L. Osterman, 82, formerly of Nebo Route 3, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 3, 1991) in the Smith-Barr Manor nursing home in Louisiana, Mo.
Born Sept. 25, 1909, near Belleview, Mrs. Osterman was a daughter of Clarence V. and Elizabeth A. Wheeling Jennings. She was a homemaker and a 72-year member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview. On Nov. 16, 1932, she married John Osterman in Kamsville. He survives.
Survivors also include a son, Johnny of Nebo; and a daughter, Mary Olson of Mesa, Ariz. She was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother, Clarence Jennings Jr. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview by the Rev. David Schauer. Burial will be in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill from 5 to 8 tonight with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. [Unknown newspaper, c. Dec 1991; Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.]




OTTWELL
Clarence "Pup" Ottwell, 79, of Mozier, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.
Born March 29, 1922, near Eldred, he was the son of John Henry and Rosa Florence Cox Ottwell. He married Velma O. Howland on March 15, 1946, in Pittsfield. Mr. Ottwell was a construction laborer for the Jacksonville local labor union and was also a commercial fisherman. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the North African and European Theatres. He enjoyed coon hunting and trapping.
Survivors are his wife, Velma O., of rural Mozier; two sons, Jack Ottwell of Jefferson City, Mo. and Steve Ottwell of Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Sue (husband Robert) Helms of Rockport and Sherri (husband Bernard) Friedel of Kampsville; one daughter-in-law, Jeanette Ottwell of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Kathryn Gray of St. Charles, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Charlton; two grandsons, James Dexter and John Robert Ottwell; granddaughter, Cindy Dexter; and infant grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville, conducted by Rev. Wilson Ramsey. Military rites were conducted by the Kampsville American Legion Post 1083. Casket bearers were Darrell Grammer, Randy Grammer, Glen Johns, Randy Lippincott, Ronnie White Sr. and Ronnie White Jr. Honorary bearers were Gene Charlton and Lynn Tharp. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill handled the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper, c. Feb 2002 - Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.]

OTTWELL
Huldah Ottwell, 83, died Monday, June 9, 1980 at the Jacksonville Convalescent Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Mary (Richey) Ottwell
Surviving are three brothers, Milton and Howard ofrural Nebo and Edgar Ottwell of Old Pearl.
Visitation was held after 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Hanke Funeral Home in Pearl, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon June 11, 1980 with Rev. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Spears Cemetery. [Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection in Pike Co IL]

OTTWELL
Mrs. Linda Kay Ottwell, 41, of rural Nebo, a former Calhoun County Sheriff Department’s radio dispatcher, died at 4:2? p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15, 1990) in her home after a three-year illness.
Mrs. Ottwell was born Feb. 20, 1948, in Pittsfield, a daughter of John W. and Virginia A. Webb Buchanan. She married Tony E. "Gene" Ottwell May 18, 1969, in Pleasant Hill. He survives.
Mrs. Ottwell had worked as a waitress at Holcomb’s Country Inn restaurant in Pleasant Hill before becoming a radio dispatcher in the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office in Hardin. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church.
Survivors also include her mother, Virginia Buchanan, a resident of the Quinsippi Nursing Home in Quincy; a son, Michael James Ottwell of the home, a daughter, Michelle Lynn Ottwell of Greensboro, N.C.; and two sisters, Catherin Feil of Pleasant Hill, and Bonnie Howland of rural Rockport. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister in infancy.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill by Brother Jerry Webster. Burial will be in the Fox Creek Cemetery near Mozier. Visitation will be held in the funeral home today before the service.
[Unknown newspaper, c. Feb 1990 - Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.]

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