C. Odette Brewer

December 18, 1932August 18, 2011

Connersville, IN

C. Odette Brewer, 78, of Connersville, died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Reid Hospital, Richmond. Odette was a Connersville native, born December 18, 1932 to Nicholas and Louise Sappelt Pierí. She was a 1950 graduate of Connersville High School and was a member of St. Gabriel Church. For 30 years, she was employed at Ford Electronics, retiring in 1995 as an executive secretary. Odette enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and camping. In her spare time, she liked to quilt, work in her garden and make crafts. Odette was an accomplished seamstress. Odette is survived by her husband of over 59 years, Vernon, whom she married February 2, 1952 in Connersville; three children: Steven J. Brewer of Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary R. Brochin and her husband, Charles, John W. Brewer, all of Connersville; four grandchildren and their spouses: Brandon Smith and Kristin of Lafayette, Kaleb Brewer of Connersville, Michelle Brochin LaRue and Troy of Dublin, Ohio, Tracey Brochin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; five great-grandchildren: Zach, Joe and Katie LaRue, Noah and Heidi Smith; a brother: Nick Pieri and his wife, Arlene of Connersville; two sisters: Mary Mendoza of Barstow, California, Elaine Carney and her husband, Ed of Wilmington, Delaware; several nephews, nieces and cousins. In addition to her parents, Odette was preceded in death by her sister: Anna Shannon and a grandson, Chris Brochin. Private graveside services will be conducted at Dale Cemetery with Rev. Stanley J. Herber of St. Gabriel Church officiating. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association ( or to Indiana University Alzheimer Research ( Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, visit


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Becky McCreary

September 14, 2011

I;m sorry to hear of Odette's passing. She was a good person and loved her family. I'll always remember the good times we had, especially our yearly excursion to Metamora;s Canal Days.

Edna Ford

August 23, 2011

Dear Friends,

So very sorry regarding Odette's passing. I know what you are going through as I lost my husband 11-15-2010. We will keep your family in our prayers daily!

Edna Ford

Carl and Maryetta

August 23, 2011

Dear Mary and family, our hearts go out to you and yours at this time of sadness and loss of your precious mother. She was a gracious lady. We pray that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will bring you all peace and comfort. God Bless. The Sizemore, Cooper and Fuesler families

Bill Shillingford

August 20, 2011

It is with great sadness I read of Odette's passing. I will always remember her as an excellent and dedicated executive secretary
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this time of sadness

August 20, 2011

When Kaleb was in the fifth grade at Eastview Elementary, Odette would come to our class monthly with a very well prepared craft for everyone to do. It was always educational and age appropriate. She was a delight to work with and took a great interest in her grandson's education. My thoughts and prayers are with Kaleb and the rest of the family.

Kathie Matney
former Eastview teacher

American Heart Association

August 20, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

August 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Brochin and all the family. We thought the world of our friend "Cecilia". She fought to live. She loved everyone, especially her family! She will be missed. Leslie Rowe and Janis Horan

Jackie Church

August 19, 2011

Buster,Steve,Mary and John. We are so sorry for your loss...we have a lot of fond memories of our years next door. I appreciate the patterns you gave me of your Mom's for the American Girl Dolls. Will think of her often. Kenny and Jackie and Lois