In Memory of

Dewayne Forrest Oden

August 7, 1937 - June 26, 2020

Obituary

DeWayne Forrest Oden was born on August 7, 1937, in Holton, Kansas. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City, Missouri in the class of 1955. He was married a year later on July 8, 1956, to his high school sweetheart, Ella. DeWayne started a career out of high school as a draftsman at Montgomery Ward. He was in charge of designing retail stores and over-seeing them being put in. After working for Montgomery Ward for 25 years, DeWayne owned and operated two dry cleaners. DeWayne served at Norfleet Baptist Church as a director of the bus ministry, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. DeWayne was happily married to Ella for nearly 64 years. They had three children: Robert Douglas, Deborah, and David. He was a loving father always providing for his family. DeWayne enjoyed fishing, shooting, watching Chiefs football, and collecting coins.

DeWayne died on June 26, 2020, at the age of 82 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne Oden. Survivors include his wife Ella R. Oden, his son Robert Douglas “Doug” Oden, his grandson Austin D. Oden, his granddaughter Sydney R. Oden, and his grandson Derek J. Oden.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to City Union Mission of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Dewayne was a great, great man. He was a great picture of what it meant to be a man worth imitating. He was kind, humble, honorable and funny. No doubt he will be missed by every single person who had the pleasure of knowing him. I loved him and had a very powerful respect for him.

DeWayne was one of my favorite people in the whole world. I will miss the way he made me laugh and smile every time I saw him. He had a way of making a grey day brighten. Much love to the Oden family.

Visitation

Thursday, July 2, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Thursday, July 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063