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Karen "KK" Jean Odell

April 15, 1952October 27, 2019

Portland, ME – Karen J. Odell, 67, passed away suddenly at home on October 27, 2019.

She was born in Boston, MA on April 15, 1952 a daughter of the late Reverend Perley C. and Jean L. (Brackett) Odell. She graduated from Portland High School as a member of the class of 1970. Karen worked for New England Telephone; she then became a CNA at which time she began working for Seaside Nursing Home. She also worked for the Curtain Shop in South Portland as well as the Sentinel Answering Service. Her last job was working as the receptionist for the midnight to 8 shift at Park Danforth, which she loved.

She is survived by four sisters Dorris Barbour and her husband Paul of Sebring, FL, Annette Kruger and her husband David of Casco, ME, Susan Odell of Old Orchard Beach and Nancy Gilson and her husband Michael of Farmingdale, ME and her brother Rev. George E. Odell and his wife Roberta of Clinton, AK. She also leaves four nieces and a nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Deering Pavilion, 880 Forest Ave., Portland, ME from 2 – 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to: American Heart Association 51 US-1 #M Scarborough, ME 04074


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Karen "KK" Jean Odell

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Christine Duncanson Huot

November 11, 2019

Karen & I went to church together , and graduated from Portland High school and was a hard worker She had a big heart and will be missed.

Christine Duncanson Huot

Annette Krueger

November 7, 2019

KAREN, RIP. You and I had an incredible bond, not because we were sister, but because we were also roommates and I considered you as one of my best friends as well. Not only was there an incredible bond with you but you had one with my husband and daughter as well. We grew up as sister's, grew even closer being roommates for almost 14 years. We had some incredible times and experiences during our lives. My family lost an integral part of our fami,y unit when you left and entered the pearly gates. They were ready to welcome u with loving and open arms. You have left a gap in our family unit which will be sorely missed. You are only a whisper and a prayer away, so we will wave at the heavens constantly to remind u and other family members who have preceded us we think of you and miss you often. Love u big sis, you are sorely missed by the Krueger Family. Till we all meet again

Emily Curry

November 7, 2019

I am so sorry for the Odell families loss. I worked with Karen at Park Danforth, and enjoyed our friendship. I also knew Her parents from Empire Grove, and it was wonderful to reminisce with her about her parents

Dorris Barbour

November 7, 2019


We were planning to visit with you when we got home in November but the Lord came for you sooner.

Karen will miss you saying "I am the Oldest of the Odell children"!

Love you, Miss you until we meet again,

Sister Dorris