Lester W. “”Bill”” Odle, 80, son of Lee and Mable Odle, was born July 1, 1924, at Solo. He died Jan. 1, 2005.He grew up around Solo and lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. He was married to Jacque L. Schnidler Odle for more than 50 years. They were married June 24, 1950, at Willow Springs, after meeting at the Oakdale Church at Solo.Mr. Odle was a foreman, superintendent and engineer for several heavy construction companies, including his own. He retired in 1987 from Wilkerson-Maxwell (APAC-Kansas) Construction Co. and moved to the Bull Shoals Lake area.He was a veteran of World War II and was distinguished in his service as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, 460th Bomb Group as a B-24 waist-gunner. Most of his missions were flown over Yugoslavia.He lived at Edgerton and was a member of the Theodosia United Methodist, an avid outdoors man and collector of antique wood planes.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Pauline Castor; and two brothers, Ray and Doyle Odle.Surviving are his daughters, Vicki Belcher of Edgerton and Karen Shaw and Shawn Ryan of Platte City; one son, Scott Odle of Edgerton; one sister, Thelma McCloud of Houston; and five grandchildren.Services are 1 o’clock today (Thursday) at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery near Solo.Memorials may be made to Northcare Hospice, a division of North Kansas City Hospital, 816-691-5119. “

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