Frances M. O'Dell, 96, formerly of 359 1/2 East Main St. ,Bradford, passed away Saturday (Feb. 20, 2016) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born April 30, 1919, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles Grant and Susan Mayo O'Dell.
Frances attended Bradford schools and was a 1937 graduate of Bradford High School.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Daughters of Rebekah, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Desk and Derrick.
Frances worked for many years at Butter Krust Bakery until it closed. She later worked at Trico Industries (Bradford Motor Works) until her retirement in 1986.
She loved traveling, and during her lifetime she visited Hawaii, Alaska, England, Germany, Spain, Israel, Australia, China, and many places in the continental United States. Her last trip was to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, at the age of 88.
Surviving are two nieces, Susan (Darcy) Carletta and Donna (Blake) Nuzzo, both of Bradford; one nephew, Kenneth O'Dell of Gifford; great-nieces, Linda Jemmett, Karen Butler, Diane Newhouse, Kim (Matt) DeGolier, Kendra Reiley and Brenna Reiley; great-nephews, Rick Buchanan, Michael (Lisa) McLaughlin, David (Vicky) Faller and Chuck (Kristina) Faller; and many great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Edmon, Kenneth, Ernest "Clair," Alan and Clarence O'Dell; and two nieces, Joanne A. McLaughlin and Gayle Faller.
Family will be receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., and again on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, 2016