Olive B. (Odgers) Poppe - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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22 Condolences for Olive B. (Odgers) Poppe

  • Tell my mom and pop-pop I miss them and have a safe journey . You will be missed bye many but you can finally hold your husbands hand again . love you even if I never showed it .

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  • You will be missed a lot. Love you.

  • olive you were like a second mom to me ill miss you god bless

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My Olive find her way home and be without any pain or suffering. God speed.

  • God Bless you Olive and prayers go out to the family

  • My heart breaks for the grand and great grands. I know Olive truly loved you all. May she rest in peace, knowing that she was such a loving, caring and protective “parent” to those that she was entrusted with. Olive, I will love your boys and grandgirls wholeheartedly and always. Thank you for being such a wonderful mom mom and great mom mom. Paul, I am always here for you xoxoxox

  • So sorry for your loss. She is in a better place now. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you

  • May you rest in Peace. My Sincere Condolences to the Family..

  • Thoughts of “Mom” from her “Son”
    How I’ll miss you, coming home from Virginia, walking through the front door and you asking “How are you son”. I feel a great honor to have her consider me “son”. Watching Phillies games on Saturdays afternoons, she was a fan. Rummy card games, on Saturday evenings, listening to her Country/Western music. Legend has it, she won a “Jitterbug” contest while carrying my wife, her daughter.Jeannne. I would have paid to see that! Dinners at her favorite restaurant “Chesdale”. She could order for me any day! The stories she could tell, funny and unbelievable. How I love to make her laugh a the the crazy things we did. She never forgot the “Free” Christmas tree we got her in my younger years. I’ll never listen to old country music again without seeing her face. Patsy Cline and her man “Toby Keith”. Missing your “Mom” is an understatement from this part of your big family. Lord, take care of her, she deserves it! Again, what an honor and priviledge it was to be a part of her life and family and to be married to her daughter for 38 years and still counting. God rest her soul. Delaware City won’t be the same “Home” without you there. “Son” – James “Jukie” Watts III

  • We will.miss u so Olive!! I remember when u use to watch me when i was little nd all the memories of growing up on the block with you nd our families from the holiday parties to the drama but mostly the love u have shown me throughout the years….will never forget that or u Olive MAY U RIP SWEETIE!!!!! TO ALL THE FAMILY ND FRIENDS WANT U ALL TO KNOW U ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS ND PRAYERS I AM.PRAYING FOR LOTS OF STRENGTH,GUIDANCE ND PEACE FOR U ALL…….also sending (((((((HUGS)))))) to all as well XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  • Mom mom Olive, I will never forget u. U have always treated my lil brother n I the same n I will love you for ever. I hope u an poppop will have everlasting happiness forever u will b missed. I luv u n poppop forever n R.I.P!

    Luv u,

    Paul I luv u brother, I’m so sorry. I’ll call u soon jus can’t talk right now, but I luv u so much n wish I could make it.

  • Jeannie & Carol & family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Olive was a special lady! She was always there willing to help you with whatever it was you needed… She was Delaware City.. Take comfort that she is no longer in pain and suffering, but probably up there doing the jitterbug! Jeannie you and Jimmy are always in my thoughts and remembering the good ole days, brings smiles.. God Bless you all…
    Laurie & family

  • Aunt Olive you will always be a part of my life, I miss you so much. You were like a mother to me after my mother (your sister) passed away in 1999. You helped me through some tough times. I remember all the fun times from when I was in the navy up to the present, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, REST IN PEACE.

  • Olive was our neighbor the whole time I grew up and lived in Dela. City, she knew everything there was to know about anybody and everybody in town! Lol She was a good hearted soul in her own way and always had her home open for her kids, grandkids etc..I visited her a few months ago and we talked about her soul, I ask her if she knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and she said “yes” I pray for the family that God will send the Holy Spirit to comfort you all during this heartache and know that Olive is now basking in the joy of the Lord with others that have gone on to that mansion in the sky! Love you all!

  • Mommom,
    I didn’t have the relationship with you as you had with your other grand children…but I am happy for the time we spent together, it always put a smile on my face to hear how proud of being a grandmother and great grandmother..I know you are in a happier place with your love Pops, you’ll always be in my thoughts…I miss you mommom and I love you very much…sweet dreams and sleep well…you will be missed by many!
    Love Your granddaughter,

  • Aunt Olive, I am going to miss so much. Sorry
    I couldn’t make it down to see. You also be in
    My heart forever I love you so much.

  • I was so sorry to learn of the loss of Olive Poppe. She was one of those parents (grand parents) who never stopped believing in her kids, particularly her grand kids. We did not always see eye to eye about education but she was steadfast in her support. I still have a coffee mug which I use today that was a cherished gift from her, given long after her grandson was in another school. We had formed a special bond. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family.

  • Dear Family,
    I never met Olive but did meet her sister Louise. I am a distant relative of Carrie Wright Odgers and have created memorials on website Find A Grave for both Olive and her husband Adolph in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Please accept my condolences.
    Richard D. Wright

  • Aunt Olive, you will be missed a lot. It is not the same without you here in the house. I love you a lot.

  • I am sorry for your loss. You have my condolences and prayers.

  • Paul and family,
    I was very sad to hear of Olive’s passing. My condolences to the whole family.