Margaret a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Cross Creek Lee’s Summit Memory Care and Assisted Living. She was born August 15, 1933 to Roy and Bessy (Register) Higgs in Hardin, MO.
She was married to Marvin Eugene O’Dell on May 11, 1949. To their union was born 5 children, Vickie, Peggy, Kevin, Eric, and DeeDra. In 1974 on February 1, Margaret was united in marriage to Richard J. Nedwed on February 1, 1974. One of Margaret’s greatest accomplishments was graduating from Tarkio College in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science degree at 55 years old. Margaret had a deep love for God and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs. She enjoyed giving back and helpings other and volunteered at Impact Food Ministries up until she was 86 years old. Margaret was a proud Grandmother to 26 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. She was a proud and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed every minute she shared with the ones she loved.
Survived by her daughter and children, DeeDra O’Dell of Blue Springs, MO, Matthew O’Dell of Blue Springs, MO, and Lynne O’Dell of Blue Springs, MO; stepchildren, Ronald Nedwed (Sandy) of Waverly, KS, Tim Nedwed (Sabrina) of Houston, TX, Kim Hancock of Lansing, KS; daughters in law, Cheryl O’Dell of Grain Valley, MO, Leatha O’Dell of Delta, CO, son-in-law, Jim Sherrill of Blue Springs, MO; 26 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Nedwed; children, Vickie Creekmore, Peggy Sherrill, Kevin O’Dell, Eric O’Dell; siblings, Melvina VanWart and Melvin Leach; and parents, Roy and Bessy Higgs.
Funeral arrangements for 89-year-old Margaret Nedwed have been set for Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church. A committal service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Impact Ministries. Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs has been entrusted with arrangements. Memories of Margaret and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com