Obituaries

Gloria Jane O'Dell

April 21, 1938 - November 26, 2018

Service Date: November 30, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

  1. Visitation: 6-8p, Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  2. Funeral: 11:00a, Friday, November 30, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  3. Burial: O’Dell Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO, following the service

Gloria Jane O’Dell, 80, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018, at home in Excelsior Springs.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 6-8pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will be in O’Dell Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO, following the service.

Gloria was born April 21, 1938, in Kansas City, MO. She is the daughter of the late William and the late Mildred Jane (Posey) Bingham. She married William Jewell O’Dell, Jr on September 28, 1956 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She and her husband raised a family of two boys and one girl in rural Ray County. They were married for almost 44 years until his death in 2000.

Gloria was known to be a spit fire lady who spoke her mind. She loved her children and her dogs to the moon and back. In her early years, she worked at the Ball Clinic in Excelsior Springs. But Gloria was most proud of being a hair stylist for more than 50 years in the Excelsior Springs area. Her life was a life well lived, full of family and joy. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by one daughter: Gaichylle (Rick “Fred”) Smith, and two sons: Blake O’Dell and Barry O’Dell; dear family friend, John Beaugh, and three brothers: Gregory Bingham, Galen Bingham, and Michael Bingham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Great Plains SPCA, 21001 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057.

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