Hermine "Oma" Odle, 80, of Junction City, formerly of the Woodbine, Kansas area passed away on Friday August 25, 2023 at Valley View Senior Life Center. Cremation will take place. A public visitation will take place 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at Johnson Funeral Home.
Oma was born May 30, 1943 in Germany the daughter of Alois and Augustine Gotzl.
She was well known in the Woodbine by being "Oma". She owned the Woodbine Cafe. If Oma wasn't fishing she was picking up tin cans on the highway and spending time with her grandchildren. She always thought she could fix it herself and could be found tinkering. Oma was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. Her hobbies were watching soccer, scratch-off lottery tickets, and playing the slot game at 5th Street Pub. Oma had a big heart and good sense of humor. She would help anyone.
In December of 1961, she married Alton Ray Odle. They later divorced in 1981.
Survivors include one son, Michael Odle and his wife Kathy of Abilene, Kansas; three daughters, Iwonne Schardein and her husband Edward of Herington, Kansas, Barbara Gott of Paragould, Arkansas and Debora Douthit of Stillwater, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Alois Gotzl and one sister, Inge Flachs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Tammy Odle and one grandchild, Casey Schardein.