Diana Rose Odle
January 6, 1946 ~ November 18, 2010
Mrs. Diana Rose (Petitt) Odle, 64, of Johnson City and Nickelsville, Virginia, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at her home. She was born in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of the late John E. and Rose W. Petitt, January 6, 1946, and grew up in Hampton, Virginia. Mrs. Odle was the wife for 39 years of Dr. George Odle, a clergyman of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. They resided in both Johnson City and Nickelsville the last few years as she and her husband served the Nickelsville Circuit. Most recently she was employed as a part-time clinical instructor for the ETSU School of Nursing after a year of teaching at King College. Previously she was a nurse educator and oncology nurse specialist at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City for twenty years, and had taught nursing at the University of Arkansas, ETSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also taught many CPR courses for hospital staff and industrial personnel. Her nursing career spanned forty years. She was involved in several professional nursing organizations and did volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. She received her B. S. in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Master's degree in nursing from Emory University, and a M. S. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She did post-graduate studies at M. D. Anderson Research Hospital in Houston, Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mrs. Odle was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and affiliate membership with Nickelsville Circuit. She was proud to sing in the Nickelsville Community Choir at Annual Conference and Camp Meeting at Sulphur Springs Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Odle and other extended family members in Virginia and many friends and work colleagues. Funeral services will be Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Community Ministry Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee, with visitation from 5:00 "? 7:00 p.m. The reverends Jeffrey Moncier, Randall Frye, Bradley Call and Gerald Hunter will officiate. The Chancel Choir will present special music. Entombment will be Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Boones Creek, TN. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be: Randy Johnson, Dan Cross, Tommy Hale, Willie White, Kenneth Meade, and Jeff Stapleton. A memorial service will be held that Tuesday, evening, November 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Nickelsville (VA) United Methodist Church, with the Reverends Archer Coppedge and George Olde Officiating and special music by the Nickelsville Community Choir. An informal reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Nickelsville Circuit United Methodist Churches, P. O. Box 135, Nickelsville, VA 24272-0135 or Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements: Morris "? Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.