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Karen Jo Odom

December 1, 1950 November 6, 2022
Karen Jo Odom
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Karen Jo Odom, 71, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 1, 1950, in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Lucy (Gawthorp) Windes.

Karen had worked in the offices of the Illinois Secretary of State as a secretary. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Karen was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching their games. She loved her family, and her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Karen will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Karen leaves behind two daughters, Amanda Davis and husband Jeffery, Tracey Cheesman and husband Jeremy; grandchildren, Austyn Davis, Peyton Young, Rosalee Young, Tommy (Heather Miller) Cheesman, Autumn Cheesman and Ainsley Cheesman; great grandchildren, Emmalee, Dante and Greyson Cheesman; siblings, Diana Garrett, Stephen Windes and Billy Windes; several loved nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Tommy, and Charles Windes.

In keeping with Karen’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Karen’s tribute wall, and leave condolences for her family, please visit

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