Arlene Eddins, 84, 918 Oak in North Miami, went to meet the Lord on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Arlene was born in Picher, Okla. on June 6, 1933, the second child of Arnold Glen Williams and Leatta (Meador) Williams. She graduated from Picher High School in 1952. The family moved from Picher to North Miami in 1952. Arlene worked as an aide at the Picher Hospital for a short time then as a waitress at the Crown Drug Store in Miami where she met her husband, Lloyd Eddins. They married in 1956. She and her family moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1969, where she resided until she moved back to Oklahoma in the fall of 2003. She worked as a beautician and an instructor in Des Moines for 30 years before retiring. She was also a foster-grandparent at Alexander Grade School in Commerce, OK until 2012.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 1991, a son, Jimmy Eddins in 1973, her parents, her grandmother, Ethel Meador, a brother, Jerry Williams and two sisters, Glenda Bachman and Rosemary Williams and two nephews. She is survived by two sons, Bud Eddins and Steve Eddins, Des Moines, Iowa. Two grandsons, Jon Eddins and wife Lynn, Tim Eddins and wife Emily; granddaughter Cassie Eddins, all of Iowa; three great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons.
A brother Reverend Don Williams and wife, Veta of rural Miami and a sister, Kathy
Chrismon and husband, Phillip, of Miami; a sister-in-law, Sue Williams of rural Miami and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews and friends.
Visitation will be before the 10 a.m. service on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Paul
Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Burial will be in GAR cemetery, Miami, Okla. Services arc under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.