Dorothy Oden


Dorothy Ann Oden, age 88, of Exline, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Dorothy was born on October 8, 1934 in Exline, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford and Velma Fern (Cook) Stull.  On February 10, 1951, Dorothy was united in marriage to Kendell Oden.  To this union, they were blessed with their daughter, Karen.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her daughter, Karen (Rodger) Maletta of Centerville; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Tim) McGill of Pleasantville, Nathan Moore of Clive, and Amanda Jaye Smith of Centerville; a step grandchild, McKinlee Maletta; four great-grandchildren, Brittan McGill, Xander McGill, Grayson McGill, Kyndall Moore; her sister, Nadine Priaulx of Newton; sisters-in-law, Letha Hill, Beverly Baldwin of Mystic and Kay (Don) Hanson of Centerville; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Fern Stull; her husband, Kendell Oden; her brother, Gene Stull; her sister, Colleen Southern; and brothers-in-law, Russell Southern, Dwight Priaulx, and Paul Baldwin.

Private Family services will be held.  Burial will take place at Exline Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials have been established to Karen Maletta, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, ATTN: Oden family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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