Elaine L. Bagnell

Monday, July 2, 2018

Elaine L. Bagnell, 73, of rural Blackburn, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at The Living Center in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Waverly Baptist Church, with the Rev. Zach Haffecke and the Rev. Aubrey Burk officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Operation Christmas Child in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Independence, Elaine was the daughter of the late Arley Buel Cooley and Helen McMillan Cooley. She was a 1962 graduate of Warrensburg High School and received a Bachelor of Science and master’s degree from Central Missouri State College. On Feb. 16, 2013, she married Charles R. Bagnell, who survives of the home. She had lived in Blackburn the last five years, also having lived in Waverly and Warrensburg. She was a retired school teacher of Odessa School District where she was involved in multiple organizations within the school. She was a member of Waverly Baptist Church, Silver Haired Legislature and Waverly Art Council; served on the board of directors of Care Connection and as Johnson County Public Administrator; founder of Good Friends and Neighbors and the vocal group “Spice of Life,” both in Waverly; and a volunteer for DYS in Waverly.

Additional survivors, beside Charles and his family, are six children, Michael Marsh, Georgia Griffith, Daniel Marsh, Rosemary Marsh, Ashley Slayden and Kenny Beach; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Davis of Ash Grove; one brother, David Cooley of Lexington; and two nephews.