Obituaries

Odie Williams

August 23, 1927 - June 2, 2017

Service Date: June 12, 2017

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson

Cemetery Crowley Cemetery

Church Rayville Christian Union Church

  • Visitation: 10-11a, Monday, June 12, 2017, at Rayville Christian Union Church
  • Memorial Service: 11:00a at the church
  • Inurnment at Crowley Cemetery

Odie F Williams, 89, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Visitation will be Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10-11am at Rayville Christian Union Church, 14459 State Hwy C, Rayville, MO. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am. Inurnment at Crowley Cemetery.

Odie was born August 3, 1927, in Ray County, MO. She is the daughter of the late Odus James and the late Mary Faye (Claypole) McElwee, the third of six children. She married Earl Glenn, with whom she had 2 children, Carolyn and Ron. After Earl’s death in 1952, the young mother raised her family, well into high school, before marrying her second husband, the late Ron Williams.

Odie’s favorite hobby was gardening; she enjoyed spending time tending to her vegetable gardens and spending the time outdoors.

She is survived by one daughter: Carolyn (Lonnie) Gant of Lawson, MO, and one son: Ron (Della) Glenn; one brother: Hearold McElwee of IA; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Odie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Glenn, in 1952, her second husband, Ron Williams, in 2001, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and one granddaughter in 1985.

Arrangements by Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson (816) 580-3000

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