Odessa Payne Clements passed away Sunday May 30th, 2021, at her home. She was born November 24th, 1919, to Walter and Minnie (Boatright) Payne in Harriett, TX. Odessa celebrated her 101st birthday this past November. During those years she had many interests including crafting, gardening and just being with her family. Odessa was a long-time employee of the original Luby’s in downtown San Angelo for over 20 years. This is where she met her long-time love Olan Floyd “Shorty” Clements. Odessa was blessed with her daughter Janice Ann Owens as well as her two bonus children Wayne and Jerry Clements.
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Odessa is survived by her daughter Janice Ann Owens and her son Jerry Clements; grandchildren, Geneva (Ricki) Gochenauer; Cynthia (Mike) Ray; Veronica (Jimmie) Gregg ; Cody (Melissa) Clements all of San Angelo, Dean (Michelle) Clements of Brownwood; Kevin Clements of Midland; great-grandchildren, Walter Gochenauer; Brodrick (Jessy) Gochenauer; Anthony (Lizzie) Godines; Shea Godines; Sadie Clements all of San Angelo and Philip Dugar of Houston, Texas.
Odessa was also blessed with Seven Great Great Grandchildren.
Odessa was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Clements, her son Wayne Clements, her son in law Jim Owens and her siblings Leslie Payne, Lurline Keys, and Elanora Wike.
Visitation will be held from 9am to 8pm, Friday, June 4, 2021, family time with family time from 6pm to 8pm at Shaffer Funeral Home’s Sherwood Way Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10am, Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Sherwood Way.