May 12, 1923 ~ March 7, 2023

Born in: Daviess County , KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Margaret O’Bryan Mills, 99, of Owensboro, Kentucky, matriarch of the family, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Daviess County, Kentucky to the late Aubrey and Mary Rose Ambs Hodskins. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin O’Bryan; second husband, Hugh Mills; brothers, George, Joe, and Martin Hodskins; sister, Lorene Glenn; grandson, Randy O’Bryan; great-grandson, John Michael Peak; and special nephew, Darrell O’Bryan.
Margaret was truly an amazing woman who touched the lives of so many through her compassion and love. She never met a stranger and always lent a helping hand to anyone in need. Her faithfulness to her Lord and Savior was evident in the way she lived her life and her committed attendance at daily mass until she could no longer drive at the age of 95. She was very devout and looked forward to the day she would meet her God in Heaven. Aside from spending time with her family, she loved to dance and could be found doing that at least twice a week. She also enjoyed taking tour trips with her church friends, bowling, playing bunco, and planning church socials and events. Margaret thoroughly enjoyed being the secretary at St. Stephen Cathedral for 34 years and was involved in anything and everything going on with her church. Anytime something was needed Margaret made it happen. She was a recipient of the Sophia award and was a member of the altar society. Aside from her multitude of talents, Margaret’s super power was with a needle and thread. She handmade many clothes, dresses, quilts, curtains, etc., with the most beautiful creations being her daughter’s wedding dress which is still as beautiful today as the day Barbara wore it. She continued to enjoy all of these things until she was well into her nineties and would tell you she truly enjoyed an amazing and blessed life.
Margaret is survived by her son, Eddie (Mary Ann) O’Bryan; daughter, Barbara (Ray) Hodskins; grandchildren, Sharon (Eddie) Everly, Ricky (Roxie) Peak, Kathy (Mike) Flynn, Jeff (Wendy) O’Bryan, and Betty (Gary) Lane; great-grandchildren, Jonathan , Jared, Jeremy, and Jansen Crowe, Tommy Peak, Aiden and Annistyn Flynn, Josh and Jordan Lane, Logan and Landon O‘Bryan and Kerry Derrington; great great-grandchildren, Josie, John Luke, and Jaxson Crowe, Nolan Derrington, and Peyton Bidwell; special nieces, Bernice Galloway and Betty Conkright; bonus daughters, Linda Ballard and Sue Payne; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral mass will be 10:30 am at St. Stephen Cathedral on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Burial to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with prayers being said at 6:00 pm, on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and again on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at St. Stephen Cathedral.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of charitable donations made payable to St. Stephen Cathedral, 610 Locust Street Owensboro, KY 42301; Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68101; or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.ord Street Boys Town, NE 68010.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. O’Bryan Mills. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Margaret O’Bryan Mills and sign her virtual guestbook at


Visitation: March 10, 2023 5:00 pm - March 10, 2023 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayers: March 10, 2023 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: March 11, 2023 9:00 am - March 11, 2023 10:30 am

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Funeral Mass: March 11, 2023 10:30 am - March 11, 2023 11:30 am

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Interment: March 11, 2023 12:00 pm

St. Alphonsus Cemetery
7925 Highway 500
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Eddie, Barbara & Families, I am so sorry to hear about Margaret. She was such a sweet, loving and caring person. She will be missed by so many. Know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Margaret. May the angels come to greet you.

  2. Linda & Sue: Am so sorry to hear of the loss of someone so dear; with sincere condolences . . .

  3. To Ray and Barbara Hodskins, and all families of Margaret O’Bryan:
    We extend our condolences to all on seeing about the passing
    of Margaret. A life well lived in the service of God and family.


  5. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Margaret. She always had a smile on her face. I know she loved her family dearly. She was a godsend to my Uncle Hugh. He always had a smile on his face, too. I’m sorry she didn’t make it to her 100th birthday but I know she with her God….Patty Mills Reynolds

  6. Margaret was such a beautiful person inside and out. I had the privilege of knowing her for the last 33 years. She was truly a beautiful soul and an amazing great grandmother to my son Tommy. She will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  7. I was the first secretary for Cathedral Preschool. I couldn’t have been successful without her help!!! I have such deep respect and love for Margaret. She was the light of Jesus on earth, and I am so grateful for the times we shared ❤️.

  8. Eddie, Mary Ann, and Family,
    Know of our deepest sympathy, thoughts and Prayers. We met your Mom in 1992 when we first joined the Parish. She was very welcoming to us. We have admired her and have been Blessed by her since that time. Your Friends,
    Mark and Martha Sims

  9. She was a true lady who lived her faith. So sorry for your loss!!!

    I worked with her when I worked in the Diocesan Office of Administration with Sr Jospeh Angela Boone. Margaret Ann was always on top of things and such a treasure to St. Stephen Cathedral & the Diocese. May she rest in peace and do her job up there.

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