Elaine O’Dell Streator (nee McIntyre), 75, of Elyria died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Life Care Center of Elyria. She was born December 2, 1931 in Elyria where she has been a life long resident. She was a 1949 graduate of Elyria High School and was Senior Class Treasurer. She had been employed as a floral designer at Puffer’s Floral Shoppe, Bunnys, Flowers and Gifts, and Flowers by Sharon. She was a 65 year member of First United Methodist Church, Elyria, a member of the Does of Elyria Elks Lodge #465 and was Elks Mother of the Year in 2007.
She was also a former poll worker for the Lorain County Board of Elections.
She had been active in the Elyria Schools P.T.A. and was a former member of Elyria Junior Womans’ Club, Rainbow Girls and Grand Cross of Colors.
She is survived by daughters, Kathleen (Kevin) Mindenhall of Denver CO, Peggy (Adam) Barnie of Elyria; sons, Daniel (Nancy) O’Dell, William (Eileen) O’Dell Sr., and Theodore (Jody) O’Dell Jr., all of Elyria; nine grandchildren; sister, Claire (John) Vanco of Elyria; stepsons, Gerald Streator, North Canton, Wayne Streator, NC; six step-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Streator in 2003; brother, C. Rue McIntyre; and parents, C.S. and Emma McIntyre.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 13, 2007, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. A Service will be Friday at 1 P.M. at the funeral home. The Rev. Roger Talbott will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria OH 44035