Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Jo Ann Hodges
March 6, 1929 - June 15, 2007
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Memorial services for Jo A. Hodges, 78, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore with the Reverend Pat Monk officiating, Mrs. Hodges passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 in Longview.


Jo was born March 6, 1929 in Long Beach, California to Robert Prentiss and Johnnie E. Hanna.  She graduated from Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California.  She also lived in Longview, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Lake Cherokee and Cochiti Lake, New Mexico before returning to Kilgore in 2006, to be close to family and friends.


Jo’s passion was cooking; she loved entertaining family and friends.  She also enjoyed her artwork, sewing, reading and watching old movies.  She loved her two dogs, “Brenda” and “Bootsie”.  Her spirit blessed her friends and family.  Jo never met a stranger and treated everyone like family.


She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Robert H. Hodges of Kilgore; two sons and daughter-in-law Stephen Hodges of Bakersfield, California and Robert and Vicki Hodges of Kilgore; grandson and wife Clay and Rachel Hodges of Mart, Texas; granddaughter Stefanie Hodges of College Station, Texas; great grandson Holden Hodges of Mart, Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Allan and Billie Hodges; sister-in-law Larcy Hodges; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gail and Richard Myers all of Bakersfield, California as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


The family would like to thank Dr. Patel, The Willows of Kilgore, Longview Cancer Center, Good Shepherd Medical Center and Heart’s Way hospice for Jo’s wonderful care in her final days.


In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Forest Home Baptist Church Building Fund or Heart’s Way Hospice.

Jo Ann Hodges
March 6, 1929 - June 15, 2007




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