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Lois D. O'Dea

March 4, 1929 January 28, 2019
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Lois D. O’Dea, 89, of Rogers passed away January 28, 2019 at the Circle of Life in Bentonville. Lois was born March 4, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa to Martin and Laura Riediger. She is survived by her brother Ronald Riediger, two children, Suzanne O’Dea and Je¬ffrey O’Dea and his spouse Ellen Byars, 3 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. Lois was an accomplished musician. She was the organist for Calvary Lutheran Church, Augustana Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church over the course of 40 years. She taught piano lessons to hundreds of students over 45 years. She also played string bass with the Sioux City Symphony. Lois and husband Bill O’Dea moved to Bella Vista AR in 1992. She had a candle business and was known as the “Candle Lady of Bella Vista”. Bill passed in 1996. Lois was a member of the Central United Methodist church in Rogers, the Rogers Garden Club and the International Candle Guild. She volunteered at the Rogers Adult Wellness Center and enjoyed water aerobics and playing pinochle. Lois was an avid gardener and grew prized roses. She also enjoyed golf and played in woman’s leagues in Sioux City and Bella Vista. She was a vivacious and active member in the NWA community at large. Lois and spouse George Bolt moved from Bella Vista to Sahuarita, AZ in 2004 and resided there until George passed in 2011. She returned to Rogers and lived at the Arbors at Pinnacle Ridge before moving to the Primrose Retirement Community in April of 2018. Lois fell January 25th and su¬ffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in her death. A memorial celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers. Arrangements of her cremation are being made by the Benton County Funeral Home of Rogers, AR. Online condolences to

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