1937 Calvin 2021

Calvin Loren Couch

October 10, 1937 — February 2, 2021

Calvin “Loren” Couch, 83, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his home.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Odessa, 100 State Hwy OO, Odessa, MO, 64076. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at the Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, MO. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Odessa. Memories of Loren and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.

Loren was born on October 10, 1937 in Mayview, MO to David Elmo and Opal (Bayless) Couch. He was a 1955 Odessa High School graduate. Loren was drafted into the United States Army on September 28, 1960, retiring as Sergeant Major (E9) Calvin Loren Couch after 37 years of service on October 10, 1997. On January 18, 1963 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Sue (Axsom) in Odessa, MO. Loren worked as a Pipefitter for 45 years, retiring from Bendix Corp., ARMCO Steel and GST Steel. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Odessa, Pipefitters Local Union no. 533, Steelworkers Local no. 13, the American Legion Post 286, and lifetime member of both the Knights of Phythias Olive Lodge no. 97 and American Veterans Post 100. Loren served on the Odessa Board of Education for nine years.

Survivors include wife Bonnie, of the home; two sons, Roger Couch of Odessa, MO and Jeffrey Couch and wife Jo Couch of Omaha, NE; three grandchildren, Alexis, Haley, and Carson Couch.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alene Emanuel; and a brother, Lloyd Couch.


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