Betty Hodge, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8: 45 A.M. on May 29, 2018 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was born November 18, 1933 in Fairifeld, Illinois to the late William J. Hicks and Mary Ella Ewing. She married Rex Elwood Hodge on July 11, 1954 in Fairfield, Illinois. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage until he preceded her in death on October 21, 2017.
She is survived by her 5 children, Jan Reeve and husband, Ed of Hyde Park, Utah, Cindy Dude and husband, Bob of Argyle, Texas, David Hodge and wife, Amy of Mahomet, Illinois, Julie Hodge of Savannah, Georgia, and Steve Hodge of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 5 nieces; and 1 nephew also survive.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 1 sister; and 1 brother.
Betty was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. She was an avid quilter and was a member of Rend Lake Piece Makers. Betty was a great homemaker and cook. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Visitation: 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Funeral Service: 5:00 P.M. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Brother Alan Smith officiating. Memorials: may be made to Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.