1927 – 2019
Martha Hodges was reunited with her husband and country-western dancing partner, John Hodges, on April 1, 2019, at the age of 91.Martha was born November 23, 1927 in Gardner,Kan.
She always enjoyed working, especially the 10 years she spent at Cramer Chemical Company. She enjoyed reading the Bible before breakfast, driving all over the United States with her sister and niece, Jodi Schweiger, making biscuits with her grandson, visiting with friends at bridge club, volunteering at the Senior Center, quilting, and dancing. She never missed a chance to share her famous sweet rolls with friends and family. She was the best mom ever.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Ray McIntire, husband John Hodges, and siblings O.R. (Mac) and Bill McIntire and Nadine Kurkowski. She is survived by daughters Karen (Mark) Lewis and Heather (Ron) Rutler, and grandson John Metcalfe.
The visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, at 1:00 at the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner, Kansas, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00. Memorial donations may be given to the Martha Hodges Memorial at the Wellsville Retirement Center, the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner, or Ottawa University.