Community Involvement

Athletic Sponsorship

Over the years the James O’Donnell Funeral Home has helped to support a wide range of advancements and activities for the betterment of the Hannibal and surrounding communities ranging from our schools, to the arts, and to athletics. 

Since the 1920’s athletic involvement and sponsorship have been a long standing tradition at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. For more than eight decades now the O’Donnell name has graced about every type and size of jersey imaginable. This rich tradition was started by James T. O’Donnell, and carried on by his children Harold O’Donnell and Helen O’Donnell Davis, then Harold’s son, James V. O’Donnell, and now today James J. O’Donnell. 

Not only has the O’Donnell name been associated with an array of sports teams, but those teams have often enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. In the 1980’s and 1990’s the O’Donnell’s baseball and softball teams of Hannibal accounted for a national championship in baseball, 4 state championships in men’s fast pitch softball, plus a regional title, and several appearances in the national tournament… including a 1988 9th place finish. The reputation of O’Donnell’s teams is known and respected far beyond the state lines of Missouri. 

For well over 100 years the James O’Donnell Funeral Home has been proud to give back to a community that has been so good to the O’Donnell family.