James Fletcher “Jimmy” O’Dell

James Fletcher “Jimmy” O’Dell, 55, of Richmond, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at North Care Hospice House, Kansas City.

Jimmy was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Stuttgart, Germany, the son of Roy Lee and Jo Ann (Liles) O’Dell. He was united in marriage to Suzann Elizabeth Milburn of Lexington May 13, 1989. She survives of the home.

As a young child, Jimmy moved to Richmond with his family, where he grew up and was educated. Jimmy worked at Continental Siding Manufacturing, in Richmond and when it moved to Kansas City. He also worked in the janitorial department for Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington and Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Jimmy loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing, hunting arrowheads and mushrooms, and gardening. He was an excellent pool player, an avid singer and enjoyed playing the spoons.

Additional survivors include: his mother, Jo Ann O’Dell of Richmond; two sons, Fletcher Allen O’Dell and Josh David O’Dell, both of the home; four sisters, Linda Wills of Bryan, Texas; Carolyn Sue (David) Schneider of Gridley, Kansas; Mary “Janie” Pearson of Richmond; and Ruth Ellen (David) Janssen of Osage Beach; lots of nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts; and a whole lot of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy O’Dell, and mother-in-law, Barbara Milburn.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the James Fletcher “Jimmy” O’Dell Memorial Fund. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. – P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Visitation, with memorial services, will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, with services at 2 p.m., at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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