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Francis Odine StarbuckFrances Odine Starbuck, 86, after living no further than a block from where she was born, she passed onto her heavenly reward Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born April 12, 1930 to Harvey and Rowena Read Bothast, the 5th of 6 children. She lived and worked in Union City for almost all of her 86 years.
Odine was a member of the Union City Nazarene church, where at various times she was Sunday School Superintendent as well as a longtime teacher, steward, board secretary, and church bus driver until the age of 80. She started work early by picking strawberries, working at the local canning factory and at Anchor Hocking. She then went to Sheller Globe in Union City and after working in the paint department and assembly, she retired in 1991 after 38 years.
Odine enjoyed golf, bowling, dancing, shopping and visiting with friends. From an early age she loved purses and shoes. She began buying them as soon as she had a job and they always had to match before she walked out the door. She loved to mow the lawn and tend to her flowers but Odine was never happier than when she was surrounded by family. Celebrations at Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July and Labor Day were always planned so that she could get as many of her family together as possible.
She is preceded in death by Edgar, her husband of 54 years, her parents, brothers Richard, Medford, Clarence and Victor Bothast, sister Eileen Taylor, step daughter Sharon Cox and step grandson Doug Cox plus two great-grandchildren.
Odine is survived by daughters Darlene "Dolly" (Steve) Kadinger, Sandra "Sandy" (John) Short and Sheila "Shelly" (Jim Larson) Starbuck; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 1-3:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN. Services at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, also at the funeral home with the Rev. Craig Dusek officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you donate to Reid Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com
So sorry to hear about Odines passing. We worked together at Sheller Globe in assembly.
She was a joy to work around as she was usually smiling. Now she is looking down and smiling at her family Rest in peace, your hard work is over.
Rebecca E. Smith Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM
Odine was very special to me. When I went back to church after being away many years, she didn't judge me she welcomed me back when she said "Welcome back where you belong, I was praying for you". And that was her, thinking of others before herself. I will never forget that about her.
Mark Rose Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM
We are deeply saddened by the passing of this dear lady. She brightened the room with her smile everywhere she went. So many of us at the church loved her so. We will miss her. Our prayers are with you.
Craig and Becky Dusek Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM