Olive born 1901 in Lansford, PA, was the seventh child of John James Stickler and Ellen Clerke. At the age of six she had a bout with diphtheria from which she recovered but thereafter appeared to tire more easily. This illness caused her to miss much of her early childhood education and she finished grammar school later in Hazleton, PA after the family moved there from Lansford. She attended the Dean Academy, a private boarding school in Franklin, MA. Olive introduced her friend, Marie Catherinig, to her brother, Chauncey, the relationship later developing into marriage. After graduating from Dean Academy, she went to the Williams School of Expression, Ithaca, NY where she met Karl Dodge whom she married in June 1927. Olive and Karl lived in Rochester, NY in their early marriage but later moved to Detroit and then Plymouth, MI. She was a devout Christian Scientist.
At the age of sixty one she developed a heart condition and was admitted the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for medical treatment. She died in August 1966 and was cremated, her ashes buried with her father, John James Stickler, in the Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton, PA.
Olive is remembered as a warm and caring person.