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Ann O'Dell Bailard, 83, of Strasburg VA., formerly of Washington DC and Mt. Nebo WV, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock VA, following a short illness.
Born April 24, 1934 at Mt. Nebo WV, she was the daughter of the late Echols and Elsie Nutter O'Dell.
Other than her parents, Ann was preceded in death by four sisters; Maeton O'Dell, Marjorie Jillson, Olive Ralls and Helen Kelly. Five brothers; Robert, Calvin "Tabby", Clinton, Ashley and Jack O'Dell. Ann was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Ann is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ann was a Legal Secretary working many years for two large law firms, Arnold and Porter, and Covington and Burley law firms both located in Washington DC, and was also a part time Real Estate Agent.
Ann loved to sing, having sang Soprano in the Christian Science Church in Chevy Chase MD and in many venues in DC, including the Kennedy Center.
Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum at Clintonville WV. Her nephew, Teddy O'Dell, a Lay Speaker with his church and a Gideon member will speak at the service. Burial will follow immediately after the services.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting wallaceandwallacefh.com
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Funeral Chapels of Rainelle WV.
Published on August 15, 2017
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