John H. O'Donnell, 67


John H. O’Donnell, 67, of Plainview, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family.

Graveside services will be held Friday, March 5, at 1 p.m. in Shipman Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. O’Donnell was born April 8, 1953, in Carlinville, to the late John and Esther (Havener) O’Donnell. He married Sherryl Robinson on Nov. 15, 1993, in Stuttgart, AR, and she survives.

He was a truck driver for Lippold and Arnett for 28 years. He was a former member of the Carlinville Elks Lodge, and enjoyed playing Solitaire on the computer, mushroom hunting, cooking and westerns. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, and always tried to bring a smile to their faces.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Heidi (Richard) Yount of Girard; sons, Toby (Shandel) O’Donnell of Hillsboro and William (Erika) Thompson of Carlinville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Gena (Randy) Ober and Diane Eichen; brothers, Keith O’Donnell, Ben O’Donnell and Shannon (Diane) O’Donnell; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Smith, and brothers, Eugene McKee, Richard O’Donnell and Lee O’Donnell.

Memorials may be made to his wife, Sherryl O’Donnell.

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