Dateline: June 19, 2008

Otha Imadell Koontz Eddleman, 85, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Houston.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008, in the United Methodist Church in Claude with Rev. Janet Edwards, Pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Claude Cemetery in Claude. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Otha was born March 16, 1923, in Hedley to Ulysses Grant and Mary Belle Mangus Koontz. She married Robert Gordon Eddleman, Jr., on May 27, 1942, in Claude. She had been a resident of Armstrong County and Claude for many years. She loved her home, and family was her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Claude. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, on December 13, 1980; her parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathi Holland of Turpin, Okla., Gail Thomas of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Karen Templeton of Dumas; a son, Kenny Eddleman of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren, Brit Thomas, Brad Thomas, Craig Sandlin, Tamara Roberts, Todd Templeton, Lynn Holland, Whitney Holland, Lindsey Eddleman, Eric Eddleman, and Leslie Eddleman; six great grandchildren, Carolina Sandlin, Cole Roberts, Carson Roberts, Rob Thomas, Ariel Benegas, and Kenlie Bordayo; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Church in Claude or to the Claude EMS.

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