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Lois May O'Donnell

March 16, 1934 — September 17, 2023

Lois May O’Donnell, 89, of Cherry Valley, died on September 17, 2023 at Generations Nursing Home in Byron, IL. Born March 16, 1934 in Creston, IL; daughter of Clarence and Rose (Rowe) Cutts. Lois married Lee Patrick O’ Donnell on July 14, 1951 in Belvidere, IL; he preceded her in death on September 4, 2014. She worked for Cherry Valley Township as a clerk for 32 years. Lois enjoyed shopping so much she was known as a “professional shopper.” She also had a love for gardening and enjoyed her ‘yard art.’


Survivors include her son, John O’Donnell (Tami Dunlap); granddaughter, Brianne Pearson and great-grandchildren, Annika and Deklan Pearson. Predeceased by her parents, husband, daughter, Billie O’Donnell, and brother, Bob Cutts.


Special thanks to her in home caregivers, Ashley and Jody, Generations Nursing Home, and Serenity Hospice.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108 with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial in Flora Cemetery. Express condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com


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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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