She was the daughter of the late Willirene Clark Hodgin and Gordon Merele Hodgin. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dee Ann Samples; sister, Peggy Kennedy; and brothers: Hubert, Carl and Scott Hodgin.
She was retired from Olin Chemical Corp, working in the Credit Union and she served as secretary for other departments.
She enjoyed reading and sewing, and was a great cook who was known for her award-winning apple pies. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, where she worked in the office, and she loved her Sunday school class.
Survivors include her daughters: Detra Green and her husband, Mike, of Cleveland, Leslie Ward Britton and her husband, Mark, of Greenville, Robin Ward Stepp and her husband, Greg, of Cleveland; her son, Sean Ward of Cleveland; her grandchildren: Zachary and Zane Britton and Luke Stepp; and her little dog, “Cricket” whom she loved dearly and had been her companion for many years.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Jim Caywood officiating.
Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
A dove release will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
You may share condolences and your memories with the Hodgin family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.