Martha "Punkie" J. (Odle) Odle

Born: Mon., Jan. 27, 1947
Died: Thu., Sep. 10, 2015


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 17, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 17, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 18, 2015
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 18, 2015
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Martha Jane “Punkie” Odle, age 68, of Union City, IN, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at her residence after battling cancer.

She was born on January 27, 1947 in Winchester to Karl S. and Edith L. (Keys) Odle.  She was a 1965 graduate of Lee L. Driver High School. She graduated from Ivy Tech in 1989 receiving her associate degree in Auto Technology.  Punkie worked at Westinghouse, in Union City, as a machinist for over 20 years.  She then worked as a caregiver, at the Brethren Home from 1990-2000.  She was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years, taught CPR and Basic First Aid Training for 6 years.  She was a member of the Union City American Legion, Eagles, the Winchester Moose 1618, where she held many offices including Chaplin, Senior Regent, Junior Graduate Regent, Secretary and she earned her Academy of Friendship and College of Regents Degrees.  She also worked in the kitchen, catering dinners and benefits at the Moose.  Punkie helped others with cancer and was a friend to everyone, and loved helping others.  She also loved to shoot pool.  She took care of her parents and enjoyed her grandkids. 

Punkie is survived by her daughter, April (Brian) Hanaway of Union City; grandson, DaKota Hanaway; granddaughter, Sierra Hanaway; a sister, Ruth Ann (Robert) Price of Connersville, IN; and a niece, Kitty Louis (Eric) Engle of Union City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Helen Eley; and a brother, Joseph Nelson Odle.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Sunny Pettie officiating.  Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, September 17 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., as well as an hour before the services on Friday, all at the funeral home.  The Women of the Moose will perform a Funeral Ritual at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cancer Service of Randolph County, 133 N. Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394. 

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Diana Hall
   Posted Tue September 15, 2015
Punkie was a great lady. Always laughing. She loved to bowl. That's when I first met her. She came up to me at work and asked me to bowl with her and Windy and Carolyn and Leora. What a bunch of great ladies. They all had big hearts and would do anything for anyone. We had so much fun. Punkie asked me to go on vacation with her family to michagan. I had a great time until one of them came down the slide and broke my toe. Short vacation. They were a great family. Punkie you will be missed. Love you girl!!

Lisa Rios
   Posted Wed September 16, 2015
she was always so sweet . always smiling when she came into Pak aSak may she rest in peace. Fly with the Angels .

Ann Harp
   Posted Thu September 17, 2015


Deepest sympathies. We will miss her spirit and kind heart. Love, Ann and Dick

George Root
   Posted Thu September 17, 2015
Union City will be a completely different place without Punkie, and not for the better. She was one of the true characters that I ever knew. Didn't know her family well, except for April. So sorry for your and all of our loss, April. She will be truly missed.

Ole Cassity
   Posted Thu September 17, 2015
April, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I worked with her a lot of years at Westinghouse until they moved out. Her memory will live on in all our hearts, I know she loved you dearly, and her grand children and all her family and friends. She had a large, generous heart and will be missed by many. There are no words that can take away the pain in your heart, but know that I and others are praying for you all the family. In the Bible, ( in Matthew 5:4 ) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Bob(by) and Stephanie Keys
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
We are thinking of you today as we remember Martha Jane's life and laughter. She had a vitality in her spirit and will be long remembered as a kind and caring soul who always put the care of others ahead of her own. What her life lacked in longevity, it exceeded in zest and enthusiasm. Our thoughts are with Ruth Ann, April, and the rest of the family. "Punkie" will indeed will be missed by all of her family and friends. I regret not being able to be with you today, but rest assured that my thoughts are with you.

   Posted Tue September 22, 2015
Punkie was herself an American Original...Rest In Peace