Marie Hodge died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at St. Johnís Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was 87.

Mrs. Hodge was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Yellville, Ark., to Bud and Gertrude (Davis) Johnson.

She was a retired school teacher.

She was married to Troy B. Hodge. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fray Johnson.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Lee Hodge of Noel, Mo., and Steven Lynn Hodge and Tony Hodge, both of Baxter Springs, Kan.; 11 grandchildren 37 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Messer Cemetery near Galena, Kan. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home.