Mildred Jo (Rice) Oden (9/14/1936 - 9/10/2018)

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Funeral services for Mildred Jo Oden age 81 of Tyler will be 10:30am Monday at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Corine cemetery near Jacksonville. Mrs. Oden was born on September 14, 1936 in Alto to Gerald and Jimmie O'Quin Rice and passed away on September 10, 2018 in Chandler.

Raised in Alto she lived in Tyler and Dixie Community most of her life, was financial secretary for Ford Milling Company and East Texas Feed for over 30 years, she was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, loved cooking, shelling peas, loved to watch her kids play ball and stock shows, and loved setting on the porch watching cattle graze and visiting with customers at work.

Survivors include her son: Johnny Oden and wife: Suzie of Tyler, daughter: Brenda Oden of Tyler, grandchildren: Shannon Williams and husband Kendall of Greenville, Molly and Bryan Breeze of Plano, Johnny Oden Jr and wife: Hannah of Tyler, Holly Bradshaw and husband: Austin of Edom, great-grandchild: Mychal Williams of Greenville, brothers: James Rice, Jimmy Rice, Terry Rice and David Rice, sisters: Rosa Lee Killon, Joy Tomlinson, Shirley Ferguson and Cathy Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Russell of nearly 60 years in 2017,parents and brother: Jerry Glenn Rice.

The family would like to thank Patricia Clark and staff at Chandler Nursing Home for their service. Pallbearers will be Johnny Oden Jr, Bryan Breeze, Kendall Williams, Larry Lewis, Tom Pearson and Billy Joe Killon.

Visitation will be 3-6pm Sunday at the funeral home

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 14, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Tyler Memorial Funeral Home Cemetery and Mausoleum
12053 State Highway 64 West | Tyler, TX 75704 | (903) 597-1396
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