Rita Jean Odell, 79, of Tillar passed away on June 16, 2014.

Mrs. Odell and her husband, Charles Odell owned Odell Welding Shop in Tillar. She was also the secretary for the business and was a homemaker after retiring from the business.

She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She always enjoyed when they could come visit and she loved her pets.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles James Odell; her parents, Jeff and Nora Short Jones; daughter, Charlene Patricia Odell; and brother, Tommy Jones.

Survivors include her daughter and caregiver, Sherry Jean Odell Hawkins of Tillar; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; brother, J.C. (Pip) Jones of Calif.; sisters, Thelma Chance of Coquille, Oregon and Velda Lawler of Somoa, Calif.

Visitation will be held June 18 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Graveside services will be held June 19 at 10 a.m. at Watson Cemetery in Watson with Rev. Frankie Hawkins officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 990 Hwy. 425 N., Monticello, Arkansas 71155 or the donor’s favorite charity.