Carol Sue Odle, 87, of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at The Waters. She was born September 5, 1935 to Scott and Mildred Matthew.
Sue graduated from New Castle High School, married and started a family. After her first husband, John Phillip Evans died in 1960, she went to work for Dr. Calvin Steussy in the lab at the Henry County Clinic on Church Street. She worked her entire life in laboratories at Henry County Hospital and New Castle State Hospital. She retired from Henry County Hospital in 2012.
In the early 60’s, Sue enjoyed ballroom dancing and took lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Muncie. Her abilities at dance created an opportunity for her to travel to Europe with a dance group for exhibitions. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, knitting, needlepoint, reading and gardening. Her children were recipients of some of her hand-made projects. Camping and boating were always summer activities she enjoyed. Over the decades, her camping experiences started with tents and graduated to a motor home. For years, she had a chocolate-colored Poodle named Coco. When the grandchildren arrived, she was known to them as Grammy Coco. After her retirement, Daisy, her West Highland Terrier, became her beloved, constant companion.
Sue is survived by her husband of 57 years, Glen Odle; children; Vickie Beeson, Jeff Evans (Pam), Joe Evans, Scott Evans (Alice), and Chris Odle(Christa); stepchildren, Kerry Odle (Loretta), Kenton Odle, Michael Odle, Rick Odle and Kendra Odle; grandchildren; Aimee Flynn (Kelli), Brook Flynn, Matthew Allen, Kyle Allen (Rachel), Jason Evans, Nathan Evans, Jonathon Evans (Trina), Tyler Evans, Miranda Greenwell (Tyler), Cory Odle (Toni), Micayla Cooley (Denver), Emily DeSabato (Patrick), Alexis Odle and Bryan Owens, Jason Wagner; 21 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; uncle, Keith Albion and uncle and aunt, Dick and Mary Albion.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service with Ray Boiles officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Cancer Society, c/o Henry County Community Foundation, P.O. 6006, New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Carol at www.hinsey-brown.com.