Norma L. O’Daniel, 94, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:05 P.M. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, Illinois. She was born August 25, 1924 in Mount Vernon to the late William Fred and Pearl Elizabeth (Catron) Hayes. Norma married William L.O’Daniel on November 10, 1973 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on November 15, 2017.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, also known as Spero Family Services. Norma stated many times that when she grew up, which was during a difficult time in our county, that many of her best friends lived at the children’s  home and went on to live very successful lives.

A Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit for further information.