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Barbara "Barbie" Lynn O'Dell

January 19, 1954 — May 31, 2020

Barbara "Barbie" Lynn O'Dell, 66, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at La Porte Hospital and Health Services.

Barbie was born on January 19, 1954 in Michigan City, IN, to Eugene Russell and Joyce (Angeledes) Cleveland.

On June 6, 1993, she married Roy who survives.  Also surviving are her children, Melissa Dombkowski of Michigan City, Sara (Steve) Peterson of La Porte, Amber Dombkowski of La Porte, Bryan (Laura) Walls of Florida, Kenny (Heather) O'Dell of La Porte, and Tracy (Russ) Messmann of Indianapolis; 4 granddaughters; 11 grandsons; siblings, Jan (Tim) Cornett of Valparaiso and David (Donna) Russell of Florida; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 grandsons, Austin Wheeler, Matthew Wheeler, and Dylan Gunter.

Barbie was a receiving clerk for 23 years at Harper Collins.  She enjoyed looking for rocks and beach glass at the beach in Beverly Shores.  Barbie also enjoyed working in her secret garden, painting, and camping with her husband.  Barbie will be dearly missed by many.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Save the Dunes, 444 Barker Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360 or

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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