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Charlene McCarthy

November 14, 1930 — June 9, 2017

Charlene McCarthy

Normal - Charlene O. McCarthy, 86, passed away peacefully at 12:50 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

A private graveside ceremony will be at a later date. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charlene was born on November 14, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter to Gunnard and Alice Odman. She was married to John McCarthy for two years. She lived in Chicago most of her life until she moved to Normal in 2004.

She is survived by her nieces, Jeannie (Rick) Jahnke, of Tennessee, Carol Odman, of Georgia, and Karen (Tom) O'Shea, of Bloomington; great-nieces and nephews, Kayla Price, Kayden O'Shea, Eric O'Shea, and Brad Jahnke.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, and her brother, Robert Odman.
She was a devoted volunteer who tirelessly created handmade cards to be sent to US soldiers oversees. She was also a member of the Red Hatters Club.

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