ODLE, Dorothy H. (Merritt) - b. April 19, 1916 - d. March 12, 2012

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Dorothy H. Odle, age 95, of Eureka, Kansas, formerly of Homestead Community, Kansas, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka, Kansas. The daughter of Crosby L. and Ellian N. Caress Merritt, she was born April 19, 1916, in Clements, KS.

She attended Chase County schools through the first year of high school. She and Vernon Odle were married November 5, 1933, in Cedar Point, Kansas. He died April 21, 1992. They were farmers/ranchers all of their lives. Dorothy raised big gardens and canned food for her family. She worked at the Cottonwood Falls Nursing Home for many years as a certified nurse's aide and as a therapist. She was baptized, in the First Baptist Church in Cottonwood Falls in 2001 and faithfully attended services until she moved to assisted living in the spring of 2009.

She is survived by a son, Larry R. Odle, of Howard, Kansas; a daughter, Twila M. Northern, of Mesquite, Nevada.; eight grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James L. Odle; a daughter, Valeta C. Allison; a brother, Howard Merritt; and five sisters: Myrtle Brumbaugh, Olive Jackson, Nettie Sidener, Ruth Jeffrey, and Eulah Van Buren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  Pastor Rick Smith will conduct the service.  Burial will follow in the Homestead Cemetery in Homestead Community, Kansas.  There will be no formal family visitation. Friends may call, at the funeral home, Thursday, from 10:00 until 5:00 and Friday, from 10:00 until service time. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association may be sent to the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845. Messages, for the family, may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.


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