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Visitation

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Wednesday October 27th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Florence United Methodist Church
Thursday October 28th, 2021
11:00am

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Bret Wade O'Dell

Bret’s life began on August 25, 1960, in Marion, KS. He was the son of Delvin L. O’Dell and Kathryn Ann (Park) Armstrong. Bret was a 1978 graduate of Marion High School. He was united in marriage to the former Randi L. Schoby on August 22, 2005, in La Junta, CO. Bret had owned Bret’s Butcher Block and the hardware store in Florence and most recently was a service technician for Propane Central in Wichita. He was active on the Peabody Fire Department serving for twenty years. Prior to moving to Peabody, he served on the Florence Fire and EMS from the age of eighteen. Bret was also an avid woodworker and enjoyed camping with friends. His greatest joy was his family which includes his wife Randi of Peabody; daughters Megan (Joel) Thomas and Alysha (Alex) Haines, both of Marion; step daughters Letitia (Jarrod) Fry of Hesston, and Toni (Taylor) Oxford of Rincon, GA; grandchildren Rylee Thomas, Clayton Thomas, Tessa Haines, Rhett Haines, Luke Haines, Dylan Fry, Dawson Fry, Jackson Fry, Nick Fry, Zoey Fry, Tristan Oxford, Ayrabella Oxford, Ensley Oxford, Zelie Oxford, and Ezra Oxford; his parents Delvin (Mary) O’Dell of Emporia and Kathryn Armstrong of Marion; and sisters Rhonda (Eldon) Hett of Marion and Brenda (Bill) Clouse of Smithville, MO. Bret passed away at his home on Monday, October 18, 2021. His family will gather with friends on Wednesday, October 27th from 6-8 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion. His memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 28th at 11 a.m. at the Florence United Methodist Church led by Pastor Steve Hysom. Memorial contributions in Bret’s name may be directed to the Peabody Fire Department or Good Shepherd Hospice. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Bret at www.yazelmeglifh.com.


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Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Sunny Levy Oct 29 2021 11:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Alan Martin Oct 29 2021 12:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Vince Martin Oct 28 2021 9:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Todd Deering and Family Oct 27 2021 8:24 PM

It was an honor and a privilege to have served many years on the fire department with Bret. He was an awesome human being and will be greatly missed.

Jim Philpott Oct 27 2021 5:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Barry Long Oct 27 2021 10:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Eric A Payne Oct 27 2021 9:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Nick and Beth Weibert Oct 26 2021 8:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Vince Saenz & family Oct 25 2021 11:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bret O'Dell

Mark and Dee Dee Oct 24 2021 7:41 PM

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