Magna "Meigs" Lynn O'Dell, 78, of Waverly, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton, with Rev. Bert Hughes officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service at Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. The family suggests contributions be made to Malta Bend School District in memory of Meigs in care of Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.gibsonfunerals.com.
She was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Carrollton, the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Barrier) Hanson. She graduated from Carrollton High School. On May 26, 1950, she married Earl E. O'Dell in Carrollton. She had worked as a bookkeeper for O'Dell Construction Company in Carrollton and was a loan processor for Missouri Housing Development Commission in Kansas City. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Carrollton. She owned Magna's Antiques.
She is survived by her two children, Mark O'Dell of Kansas City and Ann Gorrell of Malta Bend, and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Norma Hanson; and an infant daughter, Lynn Irene O'Dell.