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Shirley Jean (Zimmerman) O'Donnell

April 20, 1932 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 90)


Shirley Jean O’Donnell (Zimmerman) peacefully passed into the arms of our loving Lord and her husband Jack on April 25, 2022 in Bluffton, SC at the age of 90. Her children were at her side over the last several days of her life. Mom was born in Mount Carmel, IL on April 20, 1932 to J. Richard Zimmerman and Josephine Caldwell. Her childhood included frequent visits and time with her Grandparents John and Clara on their farm with her dogs and horse Billy. She attended Mt.Carmel HS then spent two years at Indiana University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Upon her return to Mt. Carmel, she met the love of her life, Jack O’Donnell. They were married on October 22, 1955 in St. Mary’s  Catholic Church. They have three children Ann, Tim and Jane. Mom spent most  of her years as a housewife, lovingly supporting and taking care her family. She and Jack moved to Sun City Hilton Head, SC upon Jack’s retirement in 1997. There they made many new friends, traveled the Country and enjoyed 22 years in the “low country” before Jack passed in December, 2019. Mom was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Jack, father Richard and mother Josephine. She is survived by her daughter Ann of East Lyme, CT and her husband Rich; son Tim and his wife Beth of Oklahoma City, OK and daughter Jane of Ridgeland, SC. "Grandma Shirley" is also survived by her grandchildren Matt, Darcy, Katy and her husband Matt and Great Granddaughter Riley, Jack, Nick and Jake. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on June, 13, 2022 at St. Andrews Catholic Chapel in Bluffton, SC. Internment will be in Resurrection Garden at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Bluffton, SC. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send condolences to Tim O'Donnell at 10809 Quail Circle, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 to share with our family. Arrangements by Sauls  Funeral Home, Bluffton, SC.


Funeral Mass
June 13, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Andrew Chapel, Bluffton

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