M. Kathleen Hodges

Graveside memorial services for M. Kathleen Hodges, 88, Bel Air, Maryland, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, with the Rev. Dr. Gary W. Teske officiating.

Mrs. Hodges died Monday, Mar. 21, 2011.

She was born Mar. 12, 1923, in Lawrence, the daughter of George and Kathryn McCall Robson. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1940.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Christ our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air. She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter Q, the Harford Co. MD Garden Club, the Retired Officer’s Wives Club, and a past volunteer chairman for the American Red Cross at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. She enjoyed bridge, theater, and singing.

She married Maj. Gen. Warren D. Hodges on Apr. 25, 1943, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Elizabeth Kendrick.

Survivors include a son Richard W. Hodges and wife Janet, Joppa, MD.; a daughter, Wanda K. Strange and husband Jack, Basehor; a sister, Leah Torres, Alamagordo, N.M.; two brothers-in-law, Lt. Col. Erv Hodges and wife Shirley, Lawrence, and Dr. Merle A. Hodges and wife Nancy, Salina; a sister-in-law, Leta Percival and husband Ivan, Lawrence; six grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From barbara kean...

I have such fond memories of you.First time I took you to your doctors office,everyone asked me if I was your daughter and Kathleen said no, I was your mother, because Im very bosy. Another time youtold a lot of people that you keep me around because I make you laugh. I’ll never forget you Kathleen.
Love Always,

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