Friday, October 5th, 2012
Complete Obituary
Margaret Hodge
  Margaret Jean "Peg" Hodge, 77, Rockford, died at 12:57 p.m. Oct. 2, 2012, at her home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1935, to Lester James and Mary Elizabeth Lutz Simon. On May 29, 1969, she married Robert Hodge, who died Jan. 31, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Mike (Teresa) Heiser and Rod (Jan) Heiser, both of Rockford; two stepsons, Steve (Cindy) Hodge, Celina, and Gary Hodge, Rockford; one daughter, Pam Beahrs, Rockford; a step-daughter, Sherri Hodge, Celina; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a brother, Danny Simons.
She retired in 1992 from the Mercer County Welfare Department, where she had worked as a supervisor. She belonged to Rockford United Methodist Church.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, Rev. Chip Steffy officiant. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Wednesday Night
55°
Mostly Clear
10%
Thursday
74°
Partly Sunny
Thursday Night
54°
Mostly Clear
1%
Friday
78°
Partly Sunny
10%
Friday Night
62°
Chance Thunderstorms
30%
Saturday
81°
Chance Thunderstorms
30%
Saturday Night
66°
Chance Thunderstorms
31%
Sunday
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
Sunday Night
61°
Chance Thunderstorms
31%
Monday
73°
Chance Thunderstorms
27%
Monday Night
54°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d