Oden Van Edwards, son of the late Oden Vernon Edwards and Lola Anderson Edwards was born on Oct., 10 1920 at Dexter and departed this life in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Dec., 30 2003 at the age of 83.
Mr. Edwards was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired farmer and carpenter, a veteran of the United States Army Air Force serving in World War II and a resident of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Myrtle Mason on Sept. 28, 1950 at Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on May 11, 1996.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Sue Leese of Davenport, Iowa; by two sisters, Marjorie Shipman and Lucille Tiner both of High Ridge.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Edwards.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.