Elton Wayne Oden, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Rolla, MO. Elton was born on November 25, 1955 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Delbert Oden of Paragould, AR and the late Norma Lee (Miles) Oden.
Elton retired as a heavy equipment operator from Mid-Continental Coal & Coke Company after many years of dedicated service. Elton liked drawing and tinkering on just about anything. He was also an outdoorsman who enjoyed going fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Elton loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his mother, Elton was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, John Passig.
In addition to his father, Elton is survived by his loving son, Scott (Tessa) Oden of Rolla, MO; dear sisters, Sharon Passig of Granite City, IL, Wilma (Don) Dunahee of Branson, MO and Patricia (Jim) Maxwell of St. James, MO; proud grandfather to Austin Wachter of Granite City, IL, Cierra Oden, Logan Oden and Adrianna Oden all of Rolla, MO; special friend, Rose Cafferty of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, with John Billick officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations many be given to Life Church, Rolla, MO. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel
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