Lola J. Otten Edmonds

Lola J. Otten Edmonds

Lola J. Otten Edmonds, 94, of Anna, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at The Villages of St. Peters in St. Charles County, Mo. 

She was born on Jan. 19, 1929, in Randolph County, the daughter of Henry and Louise Huch Otten. 

She married Earl Edmonds on Oct. 8, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2014. They were married 67 years and lived in Anna most of their married life.

Mrs. Edmonds is survived by her son, Dennis (Charla) Edmonds of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; granddaughter Laura (Shaun) Cox of Cottleville, Mo.; grandson David Edmonds of Manchester, Mo.; and great-grandchildren Jade Edmonds of Myakka City, Fla., Annabelle and Benjamin Cox of Cottleville, Mo.; sister-in-law Betty Otten; nieces and nephews Paulette (Ron) Schneider, Alan (Sheila) Otten, Kathy (Jim) Livesay,Tim Smerz, Terri Bauer, Marcia Abel, Mike (Tina) Otten, Terri (Craig) Partridge, Mark (Janice) Eddleman and Dana (Jama) Eddleman; and other relatives and many close friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and five siblings, Paul (Jenny) Otten, Helen Kreutz, Amos Otten, Silas (Evelyn) Otten and Janet (Leroy) Eddleman.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her passions included a love for gardening and painting.  

She was a long-time member of the Anna-Jonesboro Garden Club; winning numerous awards for her garden. She was also an accomplished painter whose exceptional oil paintings are still displayed in the homes of family and friends.  She was a faithful member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, today, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Anna Cemetery. 

Friends can call after 10 a.m. until the service at noon Thursday, today, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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