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Terri Melinda (Glascock) Oden

August 18, 1956 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 64)


Terri (Glascock) Oden, age 64, of Exline, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Terri was born on August 18, 1956 in Centerville, Iowa; the daughter of Francis Dean Glascock and Roberta “Tootie” (Abbott) Glascock. She graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1974. On May 3, 1975, Terri was united in marriage to Phillip Eugene Oden at the United Methodist Church in Cincinnati. The couple recently celebrated 46 years of marriage but were high school sweethearts; together for 50 years.

Terri worked at Viskase/Curwood in Centerville for many years. At the age of 50, she furthered her education at Indian Hills Community College and became a Registered Nurse. She worked as a surgical nurse at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville.

Terri enjoyed camping at and attending the Iowa State Fair, decorating her home (especially her orange kitchen,) and shopping (including the Home Shopping Network and QVC.) She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville. Most importantly, Terri cherished her family, and spent any moment she could with them.

Left to cherish Terri’s memory is her husband, Phillip Oden of Exline; her children, Jesse Oden of Centerville, and Melinda (Dale) West of Pima, Arizona; her five grandchildren, Trystan Cummins, Maggie West, Ruger West, Ross West, and Cobain Oden.

Terri was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Dean Glascock and Roberta “Tootie” Glascock.

According to family wishes, cremation has been accorded. The family will privately celebrate Terri’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Faith United Methodist Church of Centerville and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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