Obituaries

Juanita O'Dell

December 16, 1913 - February 3, 2018

Service Date: February 7, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Lawson Cemetery

  • Visitation: 1-2p, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Funeral: 2p, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Burial: Lawson Cemetery following the service

Juanita O’Dell, 104, of Lawson, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 1-2 pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lawson Cemetery.

Juanita was born December 16, 1913, near Kingston, MO. She is the daughter of the late Fred and the late Lilian (Rone) Petree. She married James O’Dell on May 13, 1933, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in a double ceremony with their best friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O’Dell on August 8, 1992.

Juanita enjoyed painting, quilting, and crocheting. She loved to play the piano and organ, entertaining family and friends. Juanita was an avid gardener and spent many hours in her garden tending to her flowers. Most of all, Juanita loved spending time with her family and having big family dinners.

She is survived by one daughter: Judy Sears of Excelsior Springs, MO, and one son: Charles O’Dell of Lawson, MO; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Juanita was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Kindred, daughter, Sarah Sisson, granddaughter, Sue Cope, granddaughter, Theressa Smith, great-granddaughter, Tammy Cope, great-granddaughter, Shylee Marie Smith, three brothers, and two sisters.

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