Willard Leroy “Bill” Hodge

Graveside services for Willard Leroy “Bill” Hodge, 78, Overbrook, will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Hodge died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born September 29, 1940, in Lawrence, the son of Willard H. and Vera Marie Bryan Hodge.
Mr. Hodge worked at a clerk for the United States Post Office in Lawrence for 29 years. He later worked for Stanion Wholesale Electric for 12 years and was a volunteer fireman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing, and old hot rods.
He married Melva “Kay” Franz on January 9, 1959, at the First Christian Church in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Elizabeth Kay Stradley of La Grande, OR; son, Douglas Wayne Hodge of Berryton, KS; grandchildren, William Allen Gaines, Jessica Marie Hadl, Kyle William Hodge; great grandchildren, Chassity Marie Hadl, Jaden Marie Hadl, Jessica Church, Dakota Gaines, Hadley Cait Hodge; and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gladys Morris; and brother, Robert Hodge.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Doris Schehrer...

Kay,
So sorry to hear. I always enjoyed playing cards with you both. Thinking of you…

From Glenna Flakus...

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Bill was a great guy. I worked with him at Stanion Wholesale Elec. So sorry for your loss.

From Dale Creed...

Kay,
I remember you introducing me to Bill. It was always smiles whenever he appeared. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

From Sue Ann Midyett...

Kay,
I have been thinking about you and wishing I could help you in some way. Bill always had a smile…a nice, gentle man. So sorry to hear about his death.

From Margaret Hodges...

My deepest condolences to you and your family..

From Mary K Key...

Kay and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how kind Bill was. May the pease of the Lord be with you.
Mary K Key

From Elaine...

My deepest condolences to the Hodge Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken hearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit and he comforts those in times of sorrow (Psalm 34:18)

From Warren Seilkopf...

My heart is with everyone today. so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace old friend

From Cheryl Bowman...

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and caring man, always having a bright smile for everyone at the Post Office. I really enjoyed working with him. God bless you and your family.

From Mary Gordon...

Dear Kay,
I am very saddened to hear of Bill’s death. He was a wonderful, kind, and gentle man. I enjoyed seeing you and Bill often when we boarded our horses there–a long time ago.
My prayers are with you. Love, Mary Gordon

From Eric Farrier...

So very sorry to read about Bill. He was a great person and I enjoyed working with him at Stanion. He always brighten my day when he would stop by after he retired

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