Slaton- Odie “Lou” Burleson Oats, 92 of Slaton, Texas went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas.
Lou was born Tuesday, June 30, 1925 on a ranch in Eddy County, New Mexico to Odis Oscar and Willie Laura Burleson. She married Noel Oats on October 20, 1947 in Big Spring, Texas. Lou spent her life as a homemaker on the farm, which, as most of you know, that means she was a farmer too. Lou enjoyed sewing things for her grandchildren and was an avid reader. She attended the Baptist church.
Surviving are son, Norman “Sailor” Maples; 5 granddaughters, Melody Pope, Julie, Melissa, Noel, and Rebecca Maples; and 5 great grandchildren.Lou is preceded in death by her husband, William Noel Oats, her parents and 4 brothers.
A Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday at Englunds Chapel located at 1400 Woodrow Rd Slaton, Texas 79364 with Pastor Cleve Kerby officiating. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Slaton, TX.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Englunds, 1400 Woodrow Road, Slaton, Texas. Memorial contributions may be sent to 1st Baptist Church Slaton P. O. Box 378 Slaton, TX 79364 or Meals On Wheels (Senior Citizens) 230 West Lynn Slaton, TX 79364.