|Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home|
Odena Hostetler, 96, of Inman, Kansas, passed away at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 while in the company of family members at Pleasant View Home. Odena was born in Tuleta, Texas on April 14, 1916, the daughter of Abner Jay and Elizabeth (Schrock) Miller.
Odena attended the Yoder grade schools and graduated from Windom High School, Windom, Kansas. She then attended Hesston College and Adela Hale Secretarial School in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Odena was a member of Inman Mennonite Church Inman, Kansas, She was a member of the Womens Mission Society and Bible Study Group; both of the church. She was also a member of the West Liberty Church rural Windom, Kansas in her younger years.
Odena was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this way. She also was the head cook at Plainview Elementary School for 7 years and was a supervisor in the credit life department of Alliance Life Insurance Company for over 15 years retiring in 1981.
Odena was a member of the (Service) mixed quartet at West Liberty and sang in the choir. She directed the church choir, youth choir, and the chancel choir and lead the congregational singing. She was instrumental in organizing the community Bible School at West Liberty where she served as director and teacher for many years. She also served as a teacher in Sunday school and in the womens mission society. She was a member of the Groveland E.H.U.
Odena Miller was united in marriage to Ralph V. Hostetler on May 31, 1938 at Windom, Kansas. He died on January 11, 1986.
Daughter-in-laws: Patricia Hostetler widow of Lynn, of Inman, Kansas
Judy Hostetler widow of Garry, of Inman, Kansas
Sister: Mary Hochstedler of Iowa City, Iowa
Step sister: Velma Hartzler of Hesston, Kansas
2 granddaughters: Diane Hostetler
2 step-granddaughters: Cherie Chasteen
1 step-grandson: Kevin Ediger
3 great-grandsons: Caden Byers
4 great-granddaughters: Danika Good
Other relatives and a host of friends
She was preceded in death by:
Husband: Ralph V.
Two sons: Garry and Lynn
Granddaughter: Tamara K. Hostetler
Grandson: Troy Dean Hostetler
Brothers: C. Jay and J. Claude Miller
Step-brother: Ivan Brunk
Sisters: Elta Burkholder, Ruth Eash, and Ethel Miller
Visitation for Odena will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Inman Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Inman Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas, with Pastor Eric Buller officiating.
Final Resting Place West Liberty Mennonite Cemetery rural Groveland, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to Inman Mennonite Church Womens Mission Society and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.