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Linda Odo

April 24, 1949 — March 9, 2023

Coal City

Linda Odo

Age 73 of Coal City, Illinois, died Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Born April 24, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, Linda Lou was a daughter of John and Rita (Girot) Endrst. She was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1967. On August 17, 1970, Linda married Peter Odo in Morris, and together they made a home and raised a family together.

Linda’s career entailed working in the medical field her entire career following being at home to raise her daughters. She was employed with various local physician offices over the years, and most recently worked for Dr. Alex Spadoni in Joliet. Linda loved her job, and she treated the patients in the doctor’s office as her own.

Anyone who knew Linda recognized that her family came first and foremost. Though she took pleasure in working in the yard, being in the pool, fishing and following the Chicago Cubs, her greatest hobby was anything that involved her family and being together. Linda will be remembered as a devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who was truly a selfless soul. Gone from our sight, Linda Odo leaves behind a priceless legacy, in which those who knew and loved her can be proud to carry forward.

Survivors include her daughters: Kimmy Odo (Guy Lawrence), Tami (Peter) Maland, Shari (Chad) Talkington, and Gina (Keith) Wharrie, all of Coal City; grandchildren: Dakota Collins (Dawn Szatmari), Carson (Dom) Principe, Rita Maland (Chase Mincey), Peter Maland, Charles Maland, Gwen Wharrie and Thor Wharrie; one sister, Janice “Pinky” (the late Butch) Olson of Coal City and Lou Ann “Mimi” Barisa of Kankakee, who was like a sister; her brother-in-law, Dave Powell of Coal City and numerous special nieces and nephews, as well as Tony Maland (Megan Anderson) who were like family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rita Endrst; husband, Peter Odo, and one sister, Janet Powell.

Per Linda’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made as gifts in Linda’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Linda’s memorial page online through social media.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)


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