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Maxine O'Dell

August 3, 1921 — April 9, 2014

92, of Deford, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro, following a long illness. She was born August 3, 1921 in Caro to Russell and Minerva (Helwig) Sherman. She married Quenton W. "Cutch" O'Dell March 24, 1942 in Caro. He died August 21, 1976.

Maxine graduated from Caro High School in 1938 and then attended County Normal graduating with a teaching degree. She taught at Hillside School for two years. Maxine then worked for Thumb Laundry in Caro. During World War II Maxine worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at a machine gun factory in Caro. She worked as a social worker for the Tuscola County Department of Social Services for 17 years. Maxine was a former member of Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church and now a member of Deford Community Church. She was a volunteer at Deford Christian Academy. Maxine enjoyed crocheting (making many afghans), reading Christian Inspirational Fiction and Mysteries. She also collected teddy bears.

Maxine is survived by her son, Wesley C. (Gloria) O'Dell of Mayville; daughter, Marcia (Ron) Mozden of Deford; grandchildren: Shelley (Blaine) de Beaubien, Susan (Kevin) Ruiz, Jeffrey (Patty) O'Dell, Scott (Rebecca) O'Dell, Timothy (Bobbie) Mozden, Christina (Garrett) Gordon, Matthew (Chantel) Mozden; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandsons; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, Allen (Barbara) Sherman.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Pastor David Cooper of Deford Community Church officiating. Interment will be in Ellington Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. O'Dell: Tim Mozden, Matt Mozden, Garrett Gordon, Mike de Beaubien, Jeff O'Dell and Scott O'Dell. Memorials may be made to Deford Christian Academy. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

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