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Mary O. ‘Odette’ Trupp


Mary O. “Odette” Trupp, 92, of Lakeview, passed away at her home Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012.

She was born in West Chester, Ind., on Aug. 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Elmer Frantz and Mae Voissard Frantz Holsapple. She also was preceded in death by brothers, George Frantz, Joe Frantz, Sam Holsapple and Earl Holsapple.

She married Charles W. Trupp on Nov. 26, 1945, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Dayton, and he survives, along with children, Mary Theresa Foreman of Lakeview, James C. (Patty) Trupp of San Diego and Barbara Jean (Bill) Berry of Lakeview; four granddaughters, Pam (Patrick) Alter, Janice (Daryl) Curran, Valerie (Muriz) Alicajic and Carrie Trupp; a great-grandson, Aiden Z. Alicajic; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Holsapple of Versailles.

A 1938 graduate of Versailles High School, Odette worked as a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital from 1941 to 1942 and then joined the U.S. Army and served her country as a nurse from 1942 to 1945.

Following her discharge from the Army, she worked for Dr. L.J. Lohr, M.D. from 1945 to 1949 in Dayton. Odette took time off to raise her family and later returned to Dr. Lohr’s practice and retired in the early 1970s.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Wood’s Catholic Church, Russells Point.

She enjoyed walking, fishing, reading, cooking and playing euchre.

Pastor Bryan Meadows officiates a funeral at noon Tuesday at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, where visitation is one hour prior. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery, with military honors by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311; Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite G100, Dayton 45449; and Custom Staffing, 165 Reynolds Ave., Bellefontaine 43311.

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