Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Me and my family were impressed by the compassion, obituary, and everything you prepared. Darlene's obituary was as if you had known her all her life. Overall, I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you so much!

Ray Z.

April 17, 2024

I just want to thank you for all your compassion and help. Everything was wonderful. Everyone was helpful and very accommodating. The whole service was just as my mom would have wanted. Don was very respectful, informative, and answered any questions we had. I would recommend James O'Donnell Funeral Home to everyone!

Lisa W

March 13, 2024

Don, I don't think better service is out there.

Charles S.

February 27, 2024

Thank you for everything. You guided us along the way and my entire family felt very supported by you. Excellent job- you went above & beyond for us!


February 26, 2024

Well pleased with the service, the slideshow was great. Mrs. McCoy was very helpful and kind- a real asset to O'Donnell's.

Mike P.

February 26, 2024

You and your team are wonderful! Thanks!

Mark D.

February 26, 2024

I have witnessed several funeral services in different places. The funeral service of my beloved husband was orderly and very respectful towards the grieving family. Jimmy, the funeral director, helped us quietly and silently with a smile. Thank you!

Estrella B.

February 22, 2024

An unexpected death 1, 000 miles away is especially difficult for a family. Everyone in your organization involved in helping with my son were the epitome of professional and very kind. My and my family's thanks go to your entire staff.

Mary S.

January 24, 2024

My family and I weren't prepared for how special you did my husband's visitation and funeral services. The wall hanging of our family was so very special. Friends and family members said they never seen that done before. You and your staff did a wonderful job. We couldn't ask for more. P.S. Jimmy, thanks for going the extra mile in contacting different agencies for me.


January 23, 2024

Excellent facility and assistance in this difficult and sad time. The extra touches were thoughtful and unexpected. We were very pleased with the service. It far exceeded any expectations and was a fitting tribute to our loved one.

James T.

January 15, 2024

Excellent staff. Everyone goes over and above to make things easy at such a tough time. Can't say enough good about my experience with James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Candy W.

January 12, 2024

Excellent service. Every detail taken care of in a very efficient manner.

Tarasa P.

January 12, 2024

I appreciate Jimmy O'Donnell's kindness in both the funeral arrangement process and afterward when I needed to call with a couple of questions. Not once was I made to feel like I was being a burden. I was glad O'Donnell's is here for this community. You may be a business, but you are also a blessing to those suffering a loss.

Sheryl B.

December 31, 2023

All of the arrangements were perfect. Thank you all for everything that was done and for making a very tough time a little easier.

Melody U.

December 27, 2023

I had imagined something nice and good, but you took it way beyond. I had so many compliments on his "Celebration of Life" being the best or nicest they had ever been to or wanting one for themselves just like it. Although very hard I/we enjoyed the day, thank you for that.

Jill A.

December 27, 2023

I want to express my appreciation for how well you treated my family during this very difficult time. The professionalism, compassion, and dignity exhibited by your organization was truly outstanding.

Robert W.

December 15, 2023

Everything went well for my aunt, from the pre-planning to the actual services. Excellent job at co-coordinating with the National Cemetery in Keokuk. The personal touches throughout the visitation were well done and appreciated.

Linda S.

December 07, 2023

Thank you so much for carrying out our wishes. It was simple and perfect, just as I asked.

Susan T.

November 27, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about the quality of services that we received. We were treated with much care and professionalism. Jimmy O'Donnell and his staff treated us as if we were family. We are grateful for the care that he provided for my mother and our family.

Kurt S.

November 27, 2023

The services provided were respectful, fast, reasonable in price, and helpful. Everyone made sure I was taken care of and understood everything that was happening and needed.

Melissa S.

November 21, 2023

The family of Jim Atkins would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Jimmy O'Donnell and all of the staff for being so caring and very professional during the recent death of our husband and father. We appreciate the time, effort, and promptness in handling all of the questions, wishes, and needs. Thanks again. - Mary, Kathy, Jim, and Karla

Kathy B.

October 23, 2023

Our family has always used O'Donnell's and have always been very pleased. Thank you.

Judy R.

October 19, 2023

My family and friends have all went here for years. Thank you for all you did, it made things a lot easier.

Betty C.

October 19, 2023

Jim and his assistants are superb.

Veronica B.

October 16, 2023

Staff was great. Respectful and courteous. They did lots of little things to really bring the memory and personality of our loved one to life.

Mary A .

September 29, 2023

I wouldn't change a thing. Our needs were met 100% plus. Thanks!

Archie H.

September 18, 2023

Thank you for your attention to my needs to ensure proper and prompt processing of Robert. Every staff member was compassionate and helpful. I appreciate all that helped me with these decisions.

Cynthia M.

August 28, 2023

We are so pleased with the entire staff and service. You have served our families so well and you are truly caring people. We feel like family.

Janet T.

August 24, 2023

We wish to thank you for the beautiful service that you did for my husband. We have always liked all of the services that we have attended. The people treat us like family. Thank you again.

Alice N.

August 19, 2023

You did a great great job with my husband's case.

Mary R.

August 17, 2023

Everything was perfect! From beginning to the end, it was wonderful. Thank you!

Penny S.

August 17, 2023

Very professional. The gifts were very nice and very memorable items. Worked well with us to make sure that my husband was granted all of his wishes. Thank you very much.

Kathryn R.

August 03, 2023

I don't know how you could do better! It was great I thought! It took my mind away from crying so much! Everyone thought it was wonderful! You did a great job on my husband! I will always remember him this way! Thank you so much!

Delores K.

July 22, 2023

Absolutely no complaints - excellent service. Thank you for making this time bearable.

Malissa M.

July 17, 2023

I want to thank Don so much for making everything so smooth since my father passed away while on vacation in Hannibal. Also thank you for the bookmarks. These were so unexpected and such a wonderful gift.

Sheryl V.

July 12, 2023

My sister's service was lovely. Jim and his entire staff were all compassionate and thoughtful. Thank you for a job well done.

Marilyn L.

June 15, 2023

5 stars- Very Impressive. Thanks Jimmy.

Robby F.

June 15, 2023

James O’Donnell Funeral Home, went so far above my expectations. It truly was a celebration of her life and you felt her love in the room. All the little touches made everything so special. I can’t say enough good things about them. Thanks for helping my family heal.

Pam Hensley

June 10, 2023

The funeral was beautiful, and all expectations were more than we could have expected. Your displays of Rita's life was clever and beautiful. IT showed a lot of her individual interest.

Lewis C. & Anita M.

June 07, 2023

We would have not changed anything. You went above and beyond. We appreciate everything you did. Thank you so very much.

The family of Babe Rouse

June 02, 2023

O'Donnell's funeral home went above and beyond what we expected. Jimmy and the entire staff were excellent to work with. They supplied all of the information that our family needed to know. Thank you to the whole staff for giving us the cellabration of mom's life that she deserved

Roy Epperson

May 23, 2023

O'Donnell's is the best. Can not say enough good about the service the staff gave. Jimmy supplied all of the necessary things we need to know. The whole experience was truely a celebration of mom's life. Thank you to all the people who made sure things went smoothly.

Roy Epperson

May 23, 2023

The whole staff went above and beyond what we expected for our mom everything we talked about you did. it was done so beautiful I have nothing but praise for you all thanks for helping us get through this time in our lives.

Mary lou Nutt

May 17, 2023

Don Runyon was great. Lots of help to me and my family.

Helen T.

May 11, 2023

There is nothing to say besides O'Donnell's is the best of all this town. Thank you again. Respectful and wonderful people.

Patricia B.

May 10, 2023

It was everything Ron dreamed of. A perfect send off indeed.


May 10, 2023

I have confidence in the entire staff. The follow-up was very good! Thank you.

Jo Ann B.

April 07, 2023

Thank you for the beautiful Celebration of Life Services that were created for our mother. Everything about her services was perfect. She would have been very pleased. It is incredible what you created in 2 days. When we walked in, you could feel her life presence in the room. Thank you.

Kimberly M.

April 06, 2023

The O'Donnell Funeral Home was outstanding, they went way above what the family expected. We cannot thank you enough.

Melvia D.

April 05, 2023

Our family felt we were taken care of very well. The staff was very kind and helpful.

Peggy K.

April 04, 2023

You did an absolutely fabulous job with everything! We never use anyone else.

Julia M.

April 03, 2023

My mother's service and the atmosphere during the visitation was well beyond my expectations. Jimmy and his staff are very attentive and in touch with your feelings. They truly provide a celebration of life beyond typical funeral services I (we) have experienced in the past. My hat is off to your staff and the O'Donnell Funeral Home experience!!! Thank you!!!

William K.

April 02, 2023

James O'Donnell did an amazing job displaying everything for my husband's funeral. It would have been exactly how he wanted everything. The amount of detail and preparation done in less than 24 hours is nothing I could have imagined. The gift for my kids was perfect. We will continue to use O'Donnell's Funeral Home.

Macy M.

April 01, 2023

It was a traumatic time in or life, but the staff was so caring. I felt cared for during the service, as if they were watching out for me during my pain.

Mary C.

April 01, 2023

You did a wonderful job. You treated everyone kindly. You have been there for our family before. Thank you.

Clara H.

March 31, 2023

Everyone was kind and comforting while helping me through this difficult time. The celebration was far beyond my expectations. I have recommended you to several families and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for caring about our family.

Linda A.

March 29, 2023

I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful service for Ronnie. Jimmy, you were so kind and helpful to me at this time. I can't express enough how grateful I and my daughter are. Thank you so much. God Bless each and everyone.

Leona S.

March 25, 2023

I cannot express the way I feel about the Celebration of Life for Kenny. You all did a fantastic job. The caring you put into it, I wouldn't change a thing. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful. Thank you all so much. Kenny would be proud.

Barbara K.

March 25, 2023

Every person we worked with was compassionate, professional, and family-oriented. Brad Thurman worked with us at the funeral home and Corey King helped throughout. He was especially thoughtful when ending the ceremony at the cemetery. Erin Smith helped us with the pictures and tributes. Very patient since we had several calls. We can't say thank you enough. As always, Jim was checking on our family.

Vicki D.

March 24, 2023

Jimmy and his staff went out of their way to see that we had the best service available. It was a beautiful service. They went above and beyond to see that all out needs and wants were met. I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you again Jimmy.

Dorothy Carol F.

March 23, 2023

Excellent service from beginning to end. Thank you for your commitment to excellence.

Lynn H.

March 20, 2023

Jimmy and his entire staff, they all did an amazing job in bringing my husband's memories to life, an awesome tribute to and for him. My sincere thank you for a tribute very well done.

Linda B.

March 20, 2023

Everything was well done so professionally and beautifully in memory of our loved one.

Bunny B.

March 19, 2023

I was impressed with all the extra items that were set out, down to the lottery tickets. That was a very nice personal touch, that you asked what the person likes and was able to bring them to life. Jimmy and the staff were all very caring and nice.

Jeff M.

March 13, 2023

You all did a wonderful job. Everything was perfect. The service reflected my husband's life beautifully. I thank you all so much.

Tricia B.

March 13, 2023

I would not have trusted my loved ones to anyone else. From the first phone call I received to after the service, I felt at ease. The care, the attention to detail, the expression of empathy was truly felt. During my time of grief the services brought me joy to see my loved ones honored the way they were. Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude.

Dora M.

March 10, 2023

Thanks James O'Donnell Funeral Home for your help in streamlining the whole process. Thank you.

Barbara B.

March 10, 2023

Jimmy and staff are very caring and went above and beyond for my husband's service. We were very pleased.

Marilyn L.

March 10, 2023

Excellent service! Thank you!

Dana H.

March 09, 2023

Sincere thank you to the James O'Donnell Funeral Home for the respect, care, and detail given to David and our family. We were grateful to share with family and friends a life well-lived... especially in these most difficult times.

Betty H.

December 16, 2022

Was a loving group at the funeral home. During our time of grief we felt like you all did care.

Jean G.

December 15, 2022

Our family has went here for years. My father, stepfather, my grandparents, and now my mother. They are very caring and compassionate taking care of our family needs. They did an amazing job on the celebration of life. Very pleased with everything. They treat you like family. Thank you so much Jimmy and staff.

Deborah N.

December 12, 2022

As with my husband's funeral, you all did a superb job in handling my mom's funeral. Everything was beautiful. Appreciate Brad helping answer all of our questions and taking care of us in a professional manner. Everyone deserves a great thank you.

Patricia R.

December 09, 2022

Our family has used O'Donnell's several times. Jimmy always goes above and beyond our expectations. His attention to detail and to catch the essence of our loved one is second to none. Thank you for making our family feel at ease.

Leonard S.

December 08, 2022

I couldn't ask for a more beautiful service for my husband. I'm so very pleased with everything and the staff was excellent. Thank you, James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Dorlene W.

December 07, 2022

The overall service, funeral and celebration of life for Greg exceeded beyond my expectation. Lovely memorial!

Waren S.

December 03, 2022

Thank you for your excellent attention to our Mom and our family during this difficult period. The service was lovely, and the environment of your home was comforting. Our director was very caring and helped our family through the service. Everyone loved the auto equipment. It told Mom's life story.

Gary S.

December 01, 2022

I sincerely thank you, James, and your staff for the beautiful celebration of my son's life. It was so heartwarming to see his passion, the fishing displayed with the fishing pole and fish, etc. It was a wonderful touch, we had planned to have the casket closed but after seeing him at peace, decided to leave it open. You and your staff were so thoughtful and kind. I can also say the same for previous family members you have served. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Connie S.

November 14, 2022

Thank you, James O'Donnell!

Barbara G.

November 11, 2022

Wish there was a rating for the appearance of your loved one... higher than excellent because my husband looked amazing compared to his passing looks. Kudos to the mortician! Very pleased with O'Donnell's service.

Lori M.

November 11, 2022

I can't express how grateful I am to Jimmy and the staff for their assistance with arrangements for my mother's service. Jimmy was so attentive during our discussions and the incorporation of so many details into the displays, materials, and services was just beautiful. It was a beautiful and fitting memorial to Mom, and we couldn't be more pleased or comforted through the process.

Gretchen Y.

November 10, 2022

I can't thank you enough. You did a beautiful job honoring my baby. The staff were courteous and professional. Thank you!

Genia P.

November 10, 2022

Went above and beyond what we had thought and was really pleased!

Susan H.

November 08, 2022

Smooth transactions working with Jimmy. Confident process will be well-planned and thought out. Consideration given to make SIMPLE for the family.

Debra B.

October 27, 2022

You all did a great job. All were caring and helpful and were quick and understanding. You do everything to help out families.

Julie C.

October 14, 2022

Overall, great service provided during a very difficult time. We appreciated all the little details that made the service feel intimate and personalized. Thank you!

Sarah P.

October 01, 2022

You were very helpful with working with us regarding payment. Your staff was friendly and professional. The service you provided for our family will be remembered.

Janet A.

September 30, 2022

I wouldn't choose anyone else. Jimmy and his crew are great to work with.

Bill R.

September 24, 2022

I was very well pleased with everything you all did. It made me feel good to see how you all had things set up. Everyone was very nice. You have my thumbs up on a job well done.

Allene N.

September 23, 2022

Your team went way beyond my expectations. The funeral for my husband was way beyond respectful and dignified as he so deserved. I felt he was honored as well as his life was shown as he lived it so fully. Thanks so much for a memorable service that was very thoughtful and loving.

Nancy H.

September 15, 2022

Jimmy, The entire process was outstanding. We had many compliments on how by the time they got up to the casket they felt they knew her (those that didn't know her that well) just from all the Life Celebration and videos you had displayed. Thanks for a great service! Matt

Matt M.

September 11, 2022

Just thank you and to everyone who helped to make things a little easier for our family. Thank you!

Janet W.

September 08, 2022

The service was great and arrangements were beautiful. Would highly recommend.

Mary Kate B.

September 05, 2022

The Life Celebration for Larry was well planned and carried out. We would not have changed a thing for his service. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism.

Karen M. & Family

August 31, 2022

Great service!! It was more than what we expected. Thank you so much!!

Hong K.

August 30, 2022

It was very well and told others you worked very well with us. Everything was very good. Thank you very much.

Harold B.

August 26, 2022

Jimmy & staff, We can not thank you enough for all of the love you've shown us during our loss. Her service was beautiful and a true tribute to her in every way!

Christina, Jack, Tom & Amber K.

August 19, 2022

Our dad passed away sooner than we thought he would. He has told us he didn't want a service but we knew we needed the closure and celebration of his life. When we came for the service we were so comforted and amazed by the quality, care, and thoroughness. So many extra touches made us feel like he was celebrated. While we were grieving and everything was tasteful it was such a joy to see the display and presentation of his mementos and photos. Thank you so much. Thank you Brad for your help and kindness and personalized attention.

Michelle G.

August 11, 2022

As with my dad and stepdad, all of you have done an excellent service for me and my family. Anyone can be nice, but all of you are genuinely supportive, understanding, caring and allowed my son and I to have our silly humor during my mom's funeral.

Amy K.

July 15, 2022

Our family was impressed by the thought that went into the displays for our loved one. He also looked very good! Brad Thurman went above and beyond to help in any way he could. The entire staff was top notch!

Angie B.

July 15, 2022

I think everything was great. Good job!

Donald R.

July 13, 2022

Jim, My family was very pleased with how everything was done and we thank you.

William P.

July 09, 2022

Brad was awesome and the two men that came to KCK at the funeral were great. I would recommend James O'Donnell to anyone. Thank you so much from our family.

Bo H.

July 08, 2022

Thank you for the service and managing it in our time frame. Scheduling on Saturday was important for us.

Z. B.

July 08, 2022

Everyone we talked to was so nice and thoughtful. My mom's life was captured perfectly with the music, photo displays and displays of interest. Floral arrangement for casket was beautiful. So many people commented on it. I would recommend your services to anyone.

Rebecca B.

July 04, 2022

The O'Donnell Funeral Home has served our family very well for several generations. Thank you! Your services for our father far exceeded our expectations.

Kevan M.

July 02, 2022

Above and beyond in every way!

Yvonne S.

June 30, 2022

Very well done. Exceeded our expectations. Exceptional employees.

Russell C.

June 17, 2022

I couldn't have asked for a better presentation for my son. Jim did an exceptional job and has continued in his family's great care and kindness to the people.

Patricia S.

June 13, 2022

Thank you for providing such a beautiful service. It is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for all you have done and being so considerate. I would recommend you to everyone.

Tonia, Amanda & Michael B.

June 10, 2022

I want to thank you for Harry's funeral. It couldn't have been better. The roses were beautiful on the casket.

Georgia S.

June 10, 2022

Our family would like to thank all of you who played such an important part in making a very difficult situation a celebration of life for our mom! You honored her life in so many ways. God bless!

Kaytha B.

May 30, 2022

Dear Jimmy & Staff, On behalf of the entire Moss clan, thank you for the overwhelming celebration of the Commander's life at the visitation. Also, the pageantry and patriotism of the actual funeral service was outstanding. Dad was a patriot whose love of this country was extreme. A true man of the "greatest generation." We were lucky to have him for 105 years! Thank you to you all for taking care of Norma as well. They are now together flying high in the heavens. The Moss Family: Tom & Mary Beth, Ray & Gloria, Kevan & Stephen, Kathy & Brody, Vance, Brian & Kelly

Kevan Moss

May 22, 2022

To the tiniest detail, O'Donnell's service was perfect. Jimmy helped us make this final tribute exactly what my family wanted and needed.

Branson Wood

May 20, 2022

Everything was wonderful. From the first call that we received until the very last detail, we could not have asked for better service. Thank you for everything.

Tara A.

May 15, 2022

Everything was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Everything was just beautiful. He would have really been proud of everything. I know I'm so pleased with everything. James O'Donnell's is a very special place. Thank you for everything!

Sandra C.

May 04, 2022

To all of you: I can't thank you enough for making mom's services so special. My out of town family from K.C. and Cincinnati were blown away with the life celebration. They had never experienced one before. But each and every one of your staff members, from the front office right up to Jimmy himself, made us feel loved and cared for. Thank you!

Deidre K.

May 01, 2022

James O'Donnell Funeral Home Staff, Thank you so much for the beautiful services that you provided for our mother and for your donation in her honor to the American Cancer Society.

Annette P. & Kelly G.

April 28, 2022

You thought of everything! Amazing job! Highly recommended!

Nicole C.

April 15, 2022

So pleased with all the aspects of our mother's service. Great job!

Rita P. & Mark S.

April 02, 2022

Everything done for my husband was really good. Thank you all so very much.

Janice H.

April 01, 2022

Jimmy & Everyone at O'Donnell's Funeral Home, Thank you all for the wonderful life celebration you made or helped with for my Mom. It really helped a difficult time be a little easier as we "celebrated" Mom.

Diane W.

March 31, 2022

Very professionally done and I was impressed with the life tribute. Thank you so much!

Kenneth M.

March 30, 2022

I heard nothing but positive comments about the service and the accommodations. It was a filling tribute to my wife. Thank you for everything.

Harley H.

March 29, 2022

The service was incredible, much more than we expected. Great job.

Linda M.

March 20, 2022

Jim & Staff, I would like to say a big "thank you" for the beautiful visitation and funeral that you put together. It's amazing what you do and how you put it all together, Dad would have been so proud. And thanks for all the kindness you showed us.

Joyce, Kim & Penny

February 22, 2022

The service you had for our family was amazing, he looked great! Great staff! Brad, Corey, Hunter, all of you were great. The family and all of us thank you all there at O'Donnell's for everything.


February 21, 2022

We so appreciated your service to us for our mother. Everyone was so helpful and made it easy for us to go through this difficult time! God bless all of you!

Richard & Judy

February 16, 2022

Jimmy, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to you for the excellent arrangements you made for my late husband. Everything was perfect and so meaningful for my family, my friends and myself.


August 19, 2021

Dear Brad, Sheri and Staff, We just wanted to say thank you for all you did for our family. Your kindness and compassion made a very hard situation just a little easier.

Lesly and family

July 21, 2021

Jimmy & Staff, Words can not express the gratitude my family and I have for all you have done for us in this difficult time. Thank you is not enough, but all we have to offer.


July 19, 2021

Dear Managers & Employees: As we reflect upon the visitation and funeral services you provided for our mother and grandmother, the only word we can use to describe them is phenomenal! From the early planning stages through the return from the cemetery every one of you went all out to make her celebration of life exactly like her, spirited, colorful and prayerful. We were shocked as to how you managed to pull a lifetime of pictures and memories together to produce the slide shows, the leaflet and folding card, and the thank you notes. We don't know how you did it but it came together in the most beautiful way. Our family and friends said they had never seen anything like it! Professionalism was certainly evident in all your services and our questions were answered quickly. This was an event we will never forget, just like our mom. Thank you to all of you for making the perfect funeral come together. We wouldn't change a thing.


July 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the beautiful celebration of life. It was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. You and your entire staff are amazing.


July 12, 2021

Dear Jimmy, Austin, Brad, Corey, Sheri and the entire staff, I wanted to thank you all for such an amazing service which is provided by your funeral home. We could not have been happier with the outcome. From the kind attitudes, to the beautiful video, to the amazing service, to the display of pictures on top of the vault, We sing your praises. Our appreciation does not end. Thank you all for that exceptional service.

Sherry, Bret, Paul & Addie

June 29, 2021

Dear Jimmy, Your crew exceeded our expectations. I don’t know how you got so much creative, imaginative work done is such a short time. The walls and printings define the term Life Celebration. Those waiting at the door, drivers, directors, office, were all noticeably helpful. The 5th generation has kept pace with technological advances to truly ease the burden of the family. Forever grateful, M.C. and family

M. C. and Family

June 05, 2021

I would like to sincerely thank James O'Donnell and his staff for providing such a thoughtful and caring tribute in memory of my husband Hector Rivera. Pat Rivera and Family

Pat Rivera

March 30, 2021

James O'Donnell Funeral Home and Staff, Just a little thank you for all the many kind things you have done for me and my family. You all did far more than was expected. Our family appreciated it all so much. We sincerely thank you and will always remember your kindness you showed our family.


February 22, 2021

Thank you for everything you have done for us during Sena's passing. You did an awesome job on her Life Celebration & everything looked amazing

John, Candy & Frame Family

January 07, 2021

On behalf of our family, I thank you for the care and attention you extended during the planning, and fulfillment of my mom's memorial. The photo walls and personalized momentos were deeply impactful. After the disappointment of having to postpone and reschedule due to COVID, the excellence of the memorial helped us all forget that. The staff at J.O.D.F.H. treated us like family and we are grateful.

S. Cook

January 04, 2021

Dear Jimmy, Thank you and your entire staff for making mom's services a true of her life. Your team did an outstanding job. Our entire family was extremely happy with everything you did for mom.


January 02, 2021

We would just like to extend our thanks for a beautiful job with Dad's funeral. It was indeed over the top! He would have loved it. I will be sharing our picture book in Ohio with people! The staff was so friendly and helpful. Thanks again!

Barbara, Dennis and Lori

December 04, 2020

Thank you so much for all the time, care and effort that was put into the arrangements for my mother-in-law. The thoughtful details were noticed and appreciated by so many at the visitation, funeral and the burial. The use of the photographs we provided was absolutely wonderful - seeing them at the visitation was really great for me after a very difficult two weeks! Everyone I spoke to was so friendly and helpful. Thanks again for such a wonderful job!

Kristen B.

November 13, 2020

I would be remiss if I didn't write to thank all of you. Your tireless efforts this past week yielded a true celebration of my Mom's life... full of laughter, smiles tears, music and faith. Your attention to every detail helped make the celebration all the more special. For such a send off, we remain eternally grateful and thankful for your work. Thank you!

Andrew W. Briscoe

November 11, 2020

We want to thank you for the beautiful service for Madaline Smith. Our family was beyond impressed by the thought, effort and creativity put into everything. We loved how you incorporated her hobbies and family members names into everything. It was an absolutely amazing and perfect way to honor this wonderful woman we all loved so dearly

Pamela Ford

October 27, 2020

Our family thanks you and your staff for all you have done during Doug's passing. The rocking chair is above amazing. Thank you very much for everything!


October 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the way you and all of your employees handled Dad's wake & funeral. The visitation was an awesome celebration of life like we had never seen. It became a more relaxed atmosphere for our whole family. We greatly appreciate all that everyone did for us. You left no stone unturned. Thanks again.

Mike Branham and Family

August 24, 2020

Thank you for a beautiful service for our family. You went above and beyond my expectations. I was moved - what a wonderful job. I can't thank you all enough!

Beverly J. and Family

August 20, 2020

My sincere thanks for taking care of my Mom's services. Although it was at a very difficult time in our country & our world. You patiently guided us through our planning and decisions for Mom. Sheri and Corey took many calls from me with additional questions. I was thankful all our family was able to be a part of the service and burial. It gave me solace to see Mom as I knew her before age and illness took her. God Bless you all.

Gayle Viorel

April 22, 2020

On behalf of myself and my entire family, I want to thank you, Gregg and the entire staff of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home for the kindness, compassion and sympathy you extended to us. I had not attended a "Life Celebration" visitation before and did not know what to expect. I knew it would be nice but you far exceeded my expectations. I was amazed and overwhelmed by all the different things you did with the pictures of Mom. It truly was a celebration of her life. You really caught the essence of who my Mom was and she would have been pleased and overwhelmed, too. You took the worst day of my life and made it better. Thank you!

Mark Burroughs

January 30, 2020

Jimmy, Our family wants to thank you for the beautiful job you did at honoring our mom/wife. You helped make the process less painful. God bless you and your family.

Bill, Sam, Margee, Leo, Mary and Sally

January 23, 2020

Just a little note to thank you for the lovely service for David Baudendistel. Your Celebration of Life is so uplifting, it helps take away the sorrow for the family. I'm sure your Daddy is very proud of what you've done with the family business.

Mary Beth and Linda

September 23, 2019

My family and I can't thank you all enough for the Celebration of Life you did for George Arch. You took what we told you about him and set up a beautiful tribute to his life. Thank you again for everything!

Ruthie Arch & Family

June 14, 2019

I want to say thank you to Jim and his staff for the wonderful life celebration and funeral they gave my Dad. It really means a lot to us as a family to have someone care that much to provide the perfect services in our time of need.

Scott W.

February 26, 2019

I’d like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided to our mom, Lois F. Griffin. We had planned on having a closed casket because mom had suffered so, but after seeing her we decided to leave it open. She looked beautiful and at peace. We were just amazed at all the little details and everything you had set up to celebrate her life. Every member of your staff was so thoughtful and courteous. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything and God bless each of you. I think people should know what a wonderful job you do. If you were a hotel or restaurant you would get 6 Stars!!! I will miss my mom forever, but you made the whole thing a little easier. Thanks again.

Judy Newman

February 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful representation of Lauren's life through displays, brochures, banners, handouts and pictures. We appreciated all your hard work and effort to tell Lauren's story. Many people who did not know Lauren felt like they did afterwards because of what you did for our family.

Jeremy Underhill and Family

January 31, 2019

You and your staff's kindness has a way of touching our lives and making our hearts happier. It's people like you who make a difference in the world. You may not hear it often but you are appreciated very much. Thanks for all you did for our family.

Brenda S.

January 28, 2019

As we laid dad to rest this week, we cried a lot and we laughed a lot! It was and still is amazing to have seen the number of people dad impacted over his life, some of which he may have only came in contact with a few times, he left something with them that they will remember forever! The support each and every one of you that reached out over the past week has been absolutely amazing and really helped get through a tough time! Thank you! Jimmy O'Donnell and his staff blew us away! I grew up with Jimmy, and have watched his attention to detail on numerous occasions, from basketball, to carrying on a family legacy! Jimmy O, I promise you, your dad is very proud! We all have choices in life, but I promise you the James O'Donnell way is the only way!

Shannon S.

January 24, 2019

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most beautiful Life Celebration you gave my father. From the waving flag above the casket, the real tomatoes & green peppers for the farmer's market part of the his life, it was perfect. He would have gotten a good laugh of him being on the "Financial Advisers" and would have loved the music. Mr. O'Donnell - you are truly a man who understands the business, but mostly the business of the heart. May you and your O'Donnell family be blessed.

Jim E. and Teresa O.

January 14, 2019

Like so many others I was amazed by the service provided by each and every O'Donnell employee. The service at the funeral home itself and the graveside service were wonderful. Distraught with grief, I left the Celebration of David's life feeling uplifted and knowing David would have loved the event. From the love of Minnesota, to the Cardinals, the family and the pups, his grilling and classic cars, the set up all over the room and playing on the walls were perfectly my David. Even the finer details meant everything to the family. If we, the family, could give them 10 out of 5 we would. We also received so many compliments on the service and coworkers said they felt like they knew him better. Thank you JOFH for giving us support, comfort and David's Life Celebration in such an amazing way

Kim S.

September 20, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful job you and all your people did for my family. Dad's service was so special and we really appreciate everything you guys have done for us.

Bobby Boland

May 30, 2018

Thank you so much for the professionalism, care, concern and attention to detail shown to our family during the preparation, visitation and funeral of our mother and wife, Jean McCurdy. We could not have asked for a more personal tribute to her. We are amazed and humbled at the time and attention that was given to put together her beautiful visitation. We are truly grateful.

The Family of Jean McCurdy

October 31, 2017

Words cannot express to all the staff at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home for all the details of preparing for the funeral of mom! The celebration of life for mom with all the posters, pictures, just the whole set up was just awesome!! You made our difficult time much easier! I am sure mom would be pleased! Nothing but high praise!!!! So grateful I had you to help us thru this time! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!


March 02, 2017

Words cannot express to all the staff at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home for all the details of preparing for the funeral of mom! The celebration of life for mom with all the posters, pictures, just the whole set up was just awesome!! You made our difficult time much easier! I am sure mom would be pleased! Nothing but high praise!!!! So grateful I had you to help us thru this time! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Steve Eicken

March 01, 2017

Mr. O'Donnell I am so impressed by you and your staff. I have no idea how you got all that stuff done in such a short period of time. I can definitely tell you take pride in what you do. You have a spirit of excellence that runs deep in who you are. The sausage biscuits was a fantastic touch, the life stations you set up were perfect, the blanket and pictures will be forever cherished and because of you I enjoyed this day of honoring my dad. I can't thank you enough for making the toughest day of my life easy. I am truly grateful. > >


October 15, 2016

Words cannot describe how much I appreciate you taking care of my husband. Every little detail was a shock and surprise but in a good way. So peaceful and beautiful. It is and was a very difficult time but us and everyone who works for you made it so much easier. He is at peace. Your Father Jimmy Sr. would have been very proud. Thank You


February 17, 2016

Your attention to detail was over the top! With the passing of a loved one it is always difficult to go through the visitation and services. Our loved one wanted hers to be a celebration and it truly was a celebration of her life! The desk, dance apparel, stadium seats, banners, prayer cards, and of course the popcorn made her visitation a true testimony of her life. Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude for all you have done for us during this difficult time! May the Lord bless you and yours!

Corkey & Shari G.

October 20, 2015

Thank you so much for going above and beyond for the visitation of our mom, we truly appreciate all of the things you did for us, from the wonderful photo cards to the fried chicken and the table set-up, everything turned out so nice and truly captured everything about our mother perfectly . Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Johnny, Janie and Family

September 25, 2015

I have never experienced such a wonderful tribute. When we walked into the packed church for my grandfather's funeral, we were led in by the Bishop of Missouri and about 15 Priests and Deacons. It was so touching, and James O'Donnell Funeral Home went above and beyond by recreating an old time barber shop- all of the special touches they put in surprised even our family. He would've been so impressed, and I am so proud because he deserved every bit of it!

Katie R.

August 21, 2015

James O'Donnell Funeral Home has serviced my family for generations, taking care of many of my loved ones. They have always been very helpful with the utmost respect and care for my loved ones as well as the surviving family. When my mother passed suddenly in 2013, I had no clue how to handle the arrangements. I knew exactly what she wanted so Jimmy walked me through the process and was very understanding. I don't know how I could have done it without him. I can't express enough how much I appreciate all the love and care we received from this family. You won't find better care anywhere else.

Chris B.

May 19, 2015