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Chrystine Odom of Galatia

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    Chrystine Odom

updated: 2/15/2020 12:44 AM

Chrystine Odom, age 80, of Galatia, passed away at 7:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at her home in Galatia.

Chrystine was born in Stonefort on Jan. 26, 1940, the daughter of James Hobert and Myrtle G. (Evetts) Teal. She married Gary Odom in Dykersburg on Aug. 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 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; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Karen Odom of Culver, IN; a daughter, Lea Michelle Emmons and Mark Kingston of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Gregory Odom II and wife, Leslie, of Collinsville, Andrew Odom of Culver, IN, Casey Bartlett and husband, Mike, of Galatia, Destiny Emmons of Crab Orchard, and Lucas Emmons of Carterville; three great-grandchildren- Gregory Odom III of Collinsville, Lillian Odom of Collinsville, and Landen Bartlett of Lemitar, NM; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Teal, of Thompsonville, a sister, Linda Sourbis, of Dykersburg, a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Royce Eisenhauer, of Kennady, NY, and a 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 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 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

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