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Alton "Ray" Odle

January 27, 1941 — January 1, 2023


Alton "Ray" Odle


Alton “Ray” Odle’s life began on January 27, 1941, in Mission, Texas. He is the son of Albert and Pauline (Moody) Odle. Ray graduated from high school in Blytheville, Arkansas and joined the United States Army. In the service, Ray was a mechanic until his retirement, and then worked as a mechanic in the Civil Service through Fort Riley, Kansas. Ray married Hermine Gotzel, and together they had four children. He later married Hoda Ahmed. Ray could always be found hard at work, but in his free time, he loved gardening, hunting, and fishing. Ray loved animals, especially his dog LuLu.

Ray is survived by his wife: Hoda Odle, children: Iwonne (Ed) Schardein, Barbara Gott, Michael (Kathy) Odle, Debora Douthit, grandchildren: Jordan Gott, Megan Gott, Royce Harold, Kenneth Harold, Kaitlyn Brannon, Brandon Douthit, Chelsea Villanueva, and eight great grandchildren.

 Ray, at the age of 81, passed away on January 1, 2023, at his home in Herington, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Pauline, daughter: Tammy Odle, grandchild: Casey Schardein, and one great grandchild. Graveside Service for Ray will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Woodbine Cemetery. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Ray at

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Graveside Service

Monday, March 20, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Woodbine Cemetery

Union Rd, Woodbine, KS

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