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Phyllis Jane Odum

March 23, 1934 July 16, 2019
Phyllis Jane Odum
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Obituary for Phyllis Jane Odum

Indianapoulis,IN-With profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Phyllis Jane, on July 16, 2019 in her 85th year. She was born to John W. and Mildred I. (Warren) Rutledge on March 23, 1934. She was the fourth of seven children.

Born in Lebanon, Illinois, she was the first and only in her family to graduate from high school. She met a good looking evangelist, Wayne Lee Odum, who was praying for a lady just like her. He was in the navy; and they were married on February 8, 1957, just days before he was deployed. They were together for 28 years when he preceded her in death at the age of 52.

Phyllis Jane lived a full life as mother to twelve children, homemaker, and pastor’s wife as well as by working in home care for several years.

She loved to cook for her family, keep a nice home, was highly skilled in crochet, knitting, sewing, and gardening, and was always willing to help someone in need. Most of all, she loved living for and worshipping her Lord.

She instilled into her children faithfulness to the house of God and being responsible, along with many other strong values. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

She was the beloved mother of Mark (Sandy) Odum of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Rebekah (Rodney) Shirley of Indianapolis, Indiana; Timothy (Charlotte) Odum of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Rhoda (Don) Stivers of Mabelvale, Arkansas; Paul Odum of Dayville, Connecticut; Jonathan (Rosalee) Odum of Tupelo, Mississippi; Ruth (Jess) Starr of Minot, North Dakota; Mary (Jonathan) Hudson of Fishers, Indiana; Martha (Mark) Stacy of Purcell, Oklahoma; Daniel (Wendy) Odum of Ashford, Connecticut; and Samuel (Jenifer) Odum of Canton, Illinois. She was grandmother to 29 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Donna (Ray) Smith, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and son David as well as her sisters Doris and Carol; brothers John, Paul and Daniel; and one great-grandchild, Adeline.

Visitation will be held at the Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson, Connecticut, on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at Acts II Ministries 1366 Riverside Drive, Thompson, CT. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Phyllis Jane Odum Memorial fund payable to Rhoda Stivers (daughter of Phyllis)
2323 McPherson Springs Road Mabelvale, Arkansas 72103.

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6:00 PM 7/22/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Tillinghast Funeral Home - Danielson

433 Main St
PO Box 97
Danielson, CT 06239

Tillinghast Funeral Home - Danielson
433 Main St Danielson 06239 CT
United States





11:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Acts II Ministries

1366 Riverside Drive
Thompson, CT 06277

Acts II Ministries
1366 Riverside Drive Thompson 06277 CT
United States

Cemetery Details


High Street Cemetery Final Resting Place

High Street
Dayville, CT 06241

High Street Dayville 06241 CT
United States

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