Veatrice Granny Goose (Conner) Odom

Born: Mon., Mar. 26, 1928
Died: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Veatrice (Vee) M. Odom a/k/a Granny Goose, passed away on April 20, 2020.  She was born on March 26, 1928, in Livingston, Tennessee to Walter and Velma Conner. 

Vee moved to Indiana in 1952, to begin her career at Sheller Globe and raised her family. She retired from Sheller Globe in the early 80’s. After retirement, she became a full-time homemaker and gardener.  Vee was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, member of the American Legion, member of the South Salem Church of Christ, and member of the Randolph County Garden Club. She was an avid bowler, gardener, seamstress, and quilter. Every spring she would increase the size of her flower beds, canning closet, and vegetable garden (even if it flowed over to her neighbor’s yard). Her favorite pastimes were playing cards, dominoes, and word puzzles. She loved to attend functions of her grandchildren and she never saw a rummage sale she did not stop at.  She was a resident for the past 5 years at the Lodge of Summers Pointe in Winchester, where she felt they were her second family.

Vee is survived by her children: Shirley Garrett (wife Caryl), Stanley Garrett (wife Georgia), Sarah Duren, Tony Odom (wife Cindy), Scott Garrett (wife Karen), Pat Odom (wife Ann Marie), Star Jenkinson (husband Rodney E.), Terry Garrett (wife Julie), and Marcia Silvers (husband Phil); 33 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren, and 44 great great grandchildren; her sister, Ruby Leetta Woody; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her spouse of 42 years, Harold Odom; her parents Walter and Velma Conner; 2 sons Mike Odom and Stacey Garrett; siblings Clois Conner, Kenny Ray Conner, EJ Conner, and Odell Conner; and her great grandson Brandon Stewart.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for the community, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your understanding during this troubling time. Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Phil & Janice Hirschfeld
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
We are sorry to hear of the death of Vee. She was a hard worker and very fun loving. We are appreciative of being invited to several family get togethers as they were always a good time. One special time was when we bought a pie from Wicks and stopped to see Vee and Harold. Vee made coffee and we all enjoyed our time together. (Julie Garretts parents)

Cathy Horn
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
I was so blessed to get to meet this couple in my years at State Farm. Both were so sweet and had a great sense of humor. I am sure she is going to be really missed.

Marcia Neeley
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
My condolences to the family. Vee was such a fun loving special lady. She was a part of a craft club some of our family and friends came up with and we shared some really fun times with her. She was so generous and never met a stranger. She and Harold were great friends to many of our family members. God Bless you as you mourn your loss.

Chuck (Woody) and Donna Woods
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
Praying for your family. Bee was such a wonderful lady. Chuck worked with her at Sheller Globe and he very much liked talking with her at Summers Pointe every time he went to visit his mom. We will miss seeing her there . God be with you all, and give you peace.

Teri Barley
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Terry, Julie, and All,

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. Having recently lost my own father, I know how difficult this transition is...especially with the limitations in services due to the pandemic. I pray that you will find comfort in the knowledge that Vee is in paradise, where time is irrelevant, until you are reunited.

Ron Anderson
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Just wanted to reach out and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known the Garretts since I was a kid and was Blessed to coach and compete with the Falcons vs. Indians for years. Shared many victories with Terry who was in the class that built Falcon Wrestling. I have many fond memories of conversations with Stan during our coaching years. Great respect for your family. Your Momma was a very strong lady who raised you right. Take care and God Bless.

Melanie Hall Walker
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Oh, Vee... she was one in a million! From the time I was a eight years old, she always welcomed me into her home and life. At times growing up, I felt like one of her kids... I saw all the emotions. I saw Vee laugh A LOT, I saw her mad at times (Marcia remembers our shenanigans), I saw her joyful, aggravated, quiet, loud, and always sincere and honest. I remember her laughing the most. She would laugh at us and also laugh at us laughing at her. It was never quiet or boring at Vee's house.

Minnie Veatrice (as I called her) will be missed by many. Her kindness, personality, and spirit will live forever in the hearts of those whom she touched. This once shy little girl appreciates the time I was able to spend with her and will always remember.

Boonnie Coffman
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Terry and Marcia, please know we are thinking of you. Your mom would take Marcia to dance classes in Union City. Think that is where I got to know her. Always friendly to all of us. With love, Bonnie Coffman, Marita, Vincent, and Alisha