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Orville W. Hood, age 98, passed away at his home at Overland Park Place, Overland Park, KS, on Friday morning January 19, 2018. Orville was born February 28, 1919, at Cedar Springs MO, the son of Ezra Hood and Lula (Bland) Hood. Orville graduated high school at Iola, KS.
Orville married Marian Butler in September 1938. They were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary before Marion passed away at Joplin, MO, in February 1989.
He married Katherine Dirk of Hallsville, MO, in November 1989, and they were married eleven years. Katherine passed away in 2001 at Columbia, MO.
He married Alma Heer in January 2005, and they were married eight years. Alma passed away in 2013.
During Orville and Marionís marriage, Orville worked for Rollin Butler, farming at Iola, KS, where their daughter Ellen (Scott) Hood was born in 1939. They moved to Wichita, KS, where he worked for Boeing and their daughter Jean (Martin) Hood was born in 1944. Due to Orville's health, they moved in 1945 to Glendale, AZ, where he worked for The American Institute as a painter. In 1950, he moved his family to Waverly, KS, to work for DB Schoolcraft as a farmer. He then moved to Perryton, TX, in 1950, to work as a truck driver for his uncle Brian Mays. In 1955 he moved to Littleton, CO, working at various jobs until he discovered construction. He built houses in CO until moving to Overland Park, KS, in 1959.
There he built the Church of God (Holiness) in Overland Park, KS. He then proceeded to build approximately 24 churches and schools as either superintendent or helper in the U.S. and Virgin Islands.
Preceding Orville in death were his two siblings: Lois L. Hood of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Onos E. Hood of Blue Jacket, OK.
Survivors include: two children, Ellen Scott and her husband Arthur of Overland Park, KS, and Jean Martin of Shawnee, KS; four grandchildren: Arleen Scott and her husband Jim Glenn of Woodbridge, VA, Teresa Scott-Garn and her husband Larry Garn of Wyoming, MI, Rollin Cohu and his wife Monica of Tijeras, NM, Sheri Higgins and her husband Michael Higgins of Rapid City, SD; and four great-grandchildren: Ian, Sean, Adriana (Andi), and Linda Marie Cohu of Tijeras, NM.
Funeral services for Orville Hood were held on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Overland Park, Kansas, Church of God (Holiness). Rev. Richard Beckham and Rev. David Carpenter officiated. Music was provided by Sharmen Wright, Harold Carpenter, David Carpenter, and Richard Beckham. Orville was laid to rest next to his first wife, Marian, in Love Cemetery in Cedar County, MO. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Rollin Cohu, Roger Hood, Ryan Hood, Greg Wright, Ken Lanning, and Richard Sumpter.