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Olga L. Reynolds, 94, of Sheldon

Olga L. Reynolds, 94, of Sheldon passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center.

Olga was born November 15, 1919 in Stockland, the daughter of William Herbert and Gertrude M. Karn Smith and they preceded her in death in addition to one son-in-law, Jack Julien; one great-grandson, Austin Blanchette; one brother, Claire “Bud” Smith; and one sister, Ruth Dawson. She married Mearle J. Reynolds on June 14, 1941 at the Raub Methodist Church in Raub, IN and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Julien of Morton and Betty (Larry) Blanchette of Bourbonnais; one son, Larry (Margaret) Reynolds of Greenwood, IN; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Duaine Smith of Denver, CO; one sister-in-law, Jane Smith; one brother-in-law, Frank Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.

Olga was a member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens. She graduated from Stockland Grade School and Raub High School. After getting married, she lived in the rural Sheldon area and helped out on the farm until their retirement and then moved into Sheldon. She enjoyed square dancing, sewing, crocheting, gardening, playing Bingo and keeping her house in order.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Sheldon Cemetery. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or donor’s choice.

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