Olive B. (Odgers) Poppe
July 4, 1934 – January 8, 2015
Olive B. (Odgers) Poppe, age 80, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Olive was born in Chestertown, MD on Independence Day, 1934 and was a daughter of the late James Odgers and Carrie Wright Odgers. Industrious and hardworking by nature, she worked as a waitress, bartender and later as an aide at the Governor Bacon Health Center before retiring.
Olive was an active member of the Women of the Moose, New Castle Lodge. She enjoyed adding to her large collection of wind chimes she had gathered over the years. An avid gardener, Olive loved being outside tending to her flowers and also liked traveling whenever she could. She was happiest in the company of her beloved family and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph W. Poppe, Jr., daughters, Edith Hickman and Deborah Sturgeon, sisters, Florence Bunting, Anna Atkinson, Marion Shimer, Catherine Denning and Louise Ellis, brother, William Odgers, a grandchild, Baby Stratahan and her faithful canine companion, Brandy. Olive is survived by her daughters, Carol Snyder (William) of Scranton, PA and Jeannie Watts (James) of Virginia Beach, VA; grandson, Paul Poppe (Heather) of Delaware City; a very special great grandson, Douglas Lea III of Dunkirk, NY; very special nephew, Robert Shimer of Bainbridge, NY; very special niece and caregiver, Carrie Shimer of Delaware City; very, very special friend, Kitty Armstrong of Delaware City; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, January 21, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday morning, January 22, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Love of Christ Church, 2157 Bear Corbitt Rd., Bear, DE 19701 or to the Delaware City Fire Company, P.O. Box 251 Delaware City, DE 19706.