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Martha O'Connell

September 4, 1922 — October 23, 2021

Martha Rodgers O’Connell, 99, of Danville, IL passed away at 7:50 A. M. Saturday October 23, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Danville.

She was born September 4, 1922 in Mound Township, Warren County, (Covington), IN, the daughter of Stanley and Mae Allison Rodgers.

She was a graduate of Foster Elementary and Covington High Schools and attended Indiana State University.  Martha was a retired legal secretary.

She was united in marriage with LaMoyne O’Connell June 21, 1949, at Sweeney Chapel, Butler University Campus, Indianapolis, Indiana.  He passed away May 6, 1998.

Martha is survived by two nieces, Linda Cotton, and Kelly Baechle, three nephews, Michael Rodgers, Stanley Rodgers, and Jason O’Connell, sister-in-law Betty O’Connell, several cousins, and loving friends, who made her life more joyful.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three, brothers, Gene Rodgers, Howard Rodgers, and Herbert Rodgers, a niece Mary Ann Rodgers Wesley, a nephew Howard Rodgers, Jr., sisters-in-law Viola White Rodgers and Freda Baun Rodgers and brother-in-law Dean O’Connell.

In obedience to the command and imitation of the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, Martha was baptized on November 25, 1945 at Covington, Indiana by O. J. Thomas, minister of First Church of Christ.  She was also a member of the former Holiday Hills Free Methodist Church in Danville, Il.

Funeral services 1:00 P. M. EDT Wednesday October 27, 2021 at Shelby Funeral Home, 622 Third Street, Covington with Pastor Joey Emrick officiating.  Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, IL.  Visitation 12:00 P. M. to 1:00 P. M. prior to the services.  Condolences to the family:


Shelby Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions Funeral Service

Shelby Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions
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