Deanna Michelle O’Daniel


Deanna “DeeDee” Michelle O’Daniel, 45, of Cleveland, went home suddenly to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1972, in Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Cora Lee and Lawrence Blackwell, and Raymond Choate and Carl and Ruth Whitworth.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert O’Daniel; son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Emily Defoor; and stepsons: Glen O’Daniel, all of Cleveland, and Logan Defoor, of Whiteman, Mo.; parents, Terry and Mary “Peanut” Choate of Calhoun; brothers: Kirk Allen (Pam) of Cleveland, Jason Choate (Robyn) of Calhoun, Ben Choate (Pam) of Cleveland; grandson, Ryder Defoor; mother-in-law, Loretta O’Daniel; grandmother, Joyce Allmon, both of Cleveland; and several aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home, 3010 N. Ocoee St., with the Rev. Herb Conley officiating.

Interment with a white dove release will follow at Lee Cemetery in McDonald. Jake Allen, Jarrod Allen, Darrell Jones, Ander Jones, Lee Varnell and Tray Howard will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the O’Daniel family at


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