Dorothy Odle

Died: Sun., Feb. 1, 2015

Friends May Call

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 03, 2015
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Feb. 04, 2015
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Wed., Feb. 04, 2015
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Dorothy Elizabeth Odle, age 87, of Wapello, died Sunday morning, February 1, 2015, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center.  The daughter of Otto and Johanna Kuester Umlandt, she was born on June 10, 1927 in Muscatine.  Dorothy married Hilton B. Odle on May 31, 1953 in Muscatine.  He preceded her in death on December 18, 2009.

Dorothy graduated from Muscatine High School and attended Muscatine Junior College to receive her teaching certificate.  In later years she received her four year degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.  She was an elementary teacher first in Wapello and then later taught at both Lett’s and Grandview elementary schools and retired from teaching from L & M elementary school.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, the T.O.P.S. 1118 in Wapello, the Wapello Study Club, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Louisa County Retired Teachers.  She enjoyed reading, needlepoint, and flower gardening.

Her family includes a daughter, Terri & Kirk McElhinney of Johnson City, Texas; a son, Steve & Anita Odle of Wapello; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hilton; a son, KC; and an infant sister.

The funeral ceremony will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello with Rev. Jon Evans officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.  The family will meet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Wednesday at the church prior to the service.  Friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Rescue Unit and the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund Landscaping.

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Anita Brent Hampton, IWC Alumni Director
   Posted Mon February 02, 2015
Dorothy’s family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you take comfort in knowing we are remembering her and honoring her memory at Iowa Wesleyan College.

Elaine McCulley
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Many memories if her teaching days, cabin days,(the few times she accompanied your Dad,) and will miss seeing her at Journey. May good memories comfort you.

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