She was born on December 24, 1951 on the family farm near Orrick to Luther Lee O’Dell, Sr. and Vina Marie (Covey) O’Dell. She was a graduate of Orrick High School with the class of 1969.
“Momma Coach” loved her morning coffee, flowers and gardens, singing along to Patsy Cline, Dollly Parton and Crystal Gayle and two stepping with anyone that knew how or was willing to learn. She loved her children and family fiercely.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Samuel Offutt, “Sammy”; her father, Luther Lee O’Dell, Sr.; her mother, Vina Marie O’Dell; brothers, Jessie Carl O’Dell and Jimmie Dean O’Dell; sisters, Mary Lee Morrison and Jo Ann Collins.
Shirley is survived by her two sons, Kent Alan McAfee of Orrick, MO, and Jeffery Wayne McAfee (Crissy) of Orrick, MO; a step-daughter, Johnna Kay Perdue of Blue Springs, MO; brother, Luther Lee O’Dell, Jr. of Orrick, MO; sister, Janet Marie Millsap of Richmond, MO; grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Waters, Seth McAfee, Gabriel McAfee, Brock McAfee, Blake McAfee, Keeley McAfee, Josh (Mandy) Cross and Jessica Tuttle; great grandchildren, Brecklyn, Channing, Brooke and Bjorn; along with many nieces, nephews, great and great great.
A celebration of life will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to South Point Cemetery or the Cancer Research Institute.