Myrtle Esther O’Brien, 94, of Taylorville formerly of Bradenton, FL died at 3:19 pm Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Gowin Parc in Taylorville.

She was born September 14, 1920 in Owaneco, IL the daughter of Madison Monroe and Pearl Mae Berry Cameron. On October 12, 1946 she married William Andrew O’Brien in Taylorville, IL. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1997. Myrtle was a member of the Catholic Faith and had been employed as a hairdresser and an office manager at Carson Jewelers in Decatur, IL.

Surviving are her Children: Andrea M. Rose and husband Paul Jones of Bradenton, FL; Dennis J. O’Brien and wife Kelly of Chatham; Telena A. Boente of Bradenton, FL and Son-in-law: Roy J. Pinnell of Taylorville. There are 16 Grandchildren and Step-Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Daughter Marcia J. Pinnell and Son-in-law: Larry Boente.

Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylorville, IL with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Inurnment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery Assumption. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Church on Thursday. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 322 W. Macon, Forsyth, IL 62535.

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