Marion Ray O’Dell of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away in his home on July 6, 2019. Marion was born in Excelsior Springs to Marion and Ruby (Siegel) O’Dell on August 7, 1930. Marion graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1948 and married Elizabeth Jean Baker (Jean) of Plattsburg, Missouri, in 1951. Marion Ray always had such a heart for serving others and was best known for his work as owner and Funeral Director at Prichard Funeral Home until his retirement in 1988. But his greatest love was Jean and his family.
Marion Ray is survived by his wife, Jean; his sister, Donna Werle; his two children, Jean Ann and Jerry O’Dell; Jerry’s wife, Danelle; 10 grandchildren, David Pavlich, Dan Pavlich, Donnie Pavlich, Dana (Pavlich) Radmacher, Dennis Pavlich, Bret O’Dell, Chase O’Dell, Ty O’Dell, Katy (Stimac) Boyd, and Julie (Stimac) Webb; 26 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and family friend, Kathy Stimac.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church, Excelsior Springs. The visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July, 12, 2019, and the funeral on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery following.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Our prayers are with the family at the time of loss in the family. May God be with each of you in this time of sorrow.
Noel & Sue White
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for your loss. Losing someone we love is Never easy….Dana, You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers! Please accept my Condolences.
Marion will be missed by our family. We have been looking through scrapbooks and see many fond memories. Last time we visited Excelsior, I asked dad if he was going to call Jean and Marion. He said, “Yes, we will go by McDonald’s because they will be there having senior coffee.” Of course, they were at the McDonald’s. This is just one of many fond memories. Marion will be missed.