In Memory of






Obituary for Mary Louise Ode (Justus Pickard)

Mary Lou Ode, 88, of Platte City, MO passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital. Mary was born July 16, 1930 in Gashland, MO to Richard D. and Bessie Mae (Montgomery) Justus. She attended the North K.C. High School. Mary was a longtime member of the Glenwood Baptist Temple, where she was the founder of the Jolly 60’s group. In addition to many church activities, she also liked to bowl and modeled in her youth. A successful businesswoman, she owned and operated Mary Lou’s Beauty Wave and Style Salon; and later worked out of her home for many additional years. Mary’s passion was her family. Mary loved to cook, and published a book on their genealogy. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter Thomas “Tom” Ode; and her six beloved brothers and sisters. She is survived by: her son Donald (Kerry) Pickard of K.C., MO; her grandchildren Joshua Pickard of Las Vegas, NV, Tamara (Mike) Mrowinski of Gladstone, MO, Nicole (Jay) Ferries of Denver, CO, and Jake Howlier of K.C., MO; great grandchildren Grayson, Savanna, Landon, and Charlie; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11`:00 a.m., Friday, September 14 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City; followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral service. Interment will follow at the Platte City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity that reminds you of Mary.