Patricia J O’Daniel, of Waxahachie, TX, went to heaven, July 27, 2020.
She was born November 9, 1944. She was valedictorian of the 1963 Class of Waxahachie. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Texas State University in 1967. She married her high school sweetheart, James E O’Daniel on May 30, 1967.
She was an educator for 25 years with the McCamey ISD. She taught English and was the high school librarian for many of those years. She was an accomplished pianist and organist, playing at Ferris Avenue Baptist church in Waxahachie and First Baptist Church, McCamey, TX.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James, her children, Mary Schueler and spouse Gary of Waxahachie and Amy O’Daniel also of Waxahachie. Her grandchildren, Brianna Baze and spouse Jacob of Hillsboro. Jared Schueler & Sara Rundgren of Houston, Jeremy Schueler of Titusville FL, Zach Schueler of Waxahachie and Cassie O’Daniel of Waxahachie, her great grandchildren Jude and Jordan Baze of Hillsboro, her brother Mike Crumpton of Houston, her sister Nancy Ketchie of Houston and sister in law Carol of Denton, TX as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her extended family.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 2 pm at Forreston Cemetery, to be officiated by Jonathan Baze, pastor of The Gathering Place, Hillsboro, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that books be purchased and donated in her name to local schools to promote reading literacy.