Decatur Herald & Review
Ronald W. Hodge, 76, of Rural Lovington went to be with the Lord at 12:50 a.m., Thursday Sept. 15, 2011.
Ron was born April 10, 1935, in Decatur, the son of Charles Willis and Grace Mary (Bonds) Hodge. He married Patricia Simpson on March 7, 1959. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church. Ron truly enjoyed fishing especially in Iron River, Wisconsin. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan.
Surviving is his wife: Patricia of rural Lovington; son Randall Hodge of Toluca Lake, CA; daughter: Ronda Davis and her husband Jeff of Lovington; brothers: Don Hodge and his wife Barb of Mt. Zion and Leonard Hodge and his wife Kathy of Mt. Zion; sister: Mary Leffelman and her husband John of Amboy; grandchildren: Kurt Davis and his wife Rachel of Carthage, Amanda Pharis and her husband Joe of Lovington, Megan Davis of Mattoon, Mallory Brittenham and her husband Ryan of Monticello, and Rick Davis of Lovington; great-grandchildren: Owen Pharis, Zane Pharis, Noah Brittenham, Sarah Beth Davis, and Isaac Davis. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Cheryl, Peggy and Pat at St. Mary's Lung Rehab and to Dave, Eric and Josh of Heckman Health Care for all their care and compassion during Ron's illness. Ron was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa who had a deep commitment to his Christian faith and a love for the Lord. He will be sadly missed.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Christian Church or Pulmonary Clinic of St. Mary's Hospital.