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Ann O'Dea, 96, passed away July 21, at the Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was born to Edith and William McClure in England, Arkansas, and moved to Valley Junction (now West Des Moines) at age 7. Ann graduated from Valley Junction High School (now WDM Valley.) Her parents, husband, Lyle O'Dea, and her four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Ann worked for many years in clothing retail for Younkers and other women's designer clothing shops. She served as secretary for the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce for two years and worked as a bookkeeper and clerical support for Fawn Engineering. She is survived by her son James W O'Dea (Sue) of Surprise, AZ, granddaughter, Jennifer, of San Antonio, TX, grandson Ryan (Carmen) and great-grandson, Connor, of Austin, TX.

Ann was a long time member of Sacred Heart Church in West Des Moines. Visitation with family will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Merle Hay Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at Glendale.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, IA.