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Russell O'Donnell

March 26, 1940 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 78)

 Russell M. O’Donnell – age 78, of Largo, Florida, died Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born March 26, 1940, in Chicago, IL to Thomas W. and Lillian M. (Shersh) O’Donnell.  He married Patricia Ann (Denning) on October 15, 1966 at Gorham, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on April 30, 1995.

He was an engineer in telecommunications field and retired from A T & T in 1995.  He then went back to work until 2003 and moved to Largo Florida.  He was a 1959 graduate of the Reavis High School in Burbank, IL.   He was veteran of the US Air Force from 1996-1965.

Survivors include two sons, Shan O’Donnell and wife, Allison, Oklahoma City, OK; Russell O’Donnell and wife, Lynn, Poplar Grove, IL;  four grandchildren, Shaa, Taylaa, Russell Jr. and Noah O’Donnell; one brother-in-law, Clarence Denning and wife, Marilyn, Colby, KS; two sisters-in-law, Judy Lohrmeyer and husband, Mike, Russell, KS; Mary Bender, Great Bend, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Mary and one brother, Jake; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alphonse and Clara (Hoff) Denning.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 6. 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Gorham, Kansas.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Gorham, Kansas with military honors by the Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751.

Visitation will be form 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary,
412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671 and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Gorham, Kansas.

A vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas.

The family suggest memorial to St. Mary Cemetery, Gorham, Kansas.

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