Margaret M. O’Dell

Margaret M. O’Dell

Chelsea, Michigan

Passed away at age 79, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home. She was born on May 8, 1939 in Chelsea, MI the daughter of Clarence and Marjorie (Packer) Stapish.

Margaret lived in Chelsea her entire life. She was the shopping queen of QVC, enjoyed watching NASCAR, and spending time with her family.

She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1957 and graduated from Jackson Business College in 1960.

On May 13, 1961 she married Donald L. O’Dell in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2018.

Margaret worked for Chelsea State Bank for 42 years, retiring in 2002 as Head of Special Accounts.  Margaret was stern but kind hearted, and she loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her sister Clara Pawlowski of Wyoming; sister-in-law Joanne Moore of Chelsea; and six nieces and nephews: Mike, Sherry, Bill, Karen, Maria, and Thomas.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Helen Stapish, brother-in-law Robert Pawlowski, and brother-in-law Robert Moore.

Funeral services took place from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home on May 15, 2018 with Rev. Kathy Schell officiating and V. Rev. Dr. William J. Turner co-officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will received friends at the funeral home on May 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Herbert J. McKune Post 31. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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