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Hodges, Shirley M.

Shirley M. Hodges

Shirley Marie (Grove) Hodges, age 85, a lifelong resident of Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away after an extended illness at Wesbury Retirement Community on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.Hodges, Shirley 2  Born February 24, 1935, in Meadville, she was the daughter of Sherin G. and Mary M. (Walters) Grove.  She married John E. Hodges on May 7, 1955. Shirley graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1954.  She was employed by First National Bank (PNC Bank) in Meadville and Carnation Company in Cambridge Springs.  She and her husband were co-owners with Larry and Sandy Wellman of the John & Larry’s Shurfine in Edinboro, PA.

Shirley was well known for her kindness and her beautiful smile.  An excellent cook and baker, she gave pies, sugar cookies, and cakes to various churches, charities and friends.   She loved to crochet, bowl, golf, and spend time with family and friends.  She was a member of the Saegertown United Methodist Church, The Order of Eastern Star, Cambridge Springs Gam Sac Mah, and Kismet Grottoettes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hodges; parents, Sherin and Mary Grove; and brother, Gaylord Grove.

Hodges, Shirley     She is survived by two daughters: Robin M. Leri and her husband, Jeffrey of Meadville; and Sandy J. Frazier and her husband, Paul of Cambridge Springs; a son, John K. Hodges of Erie; four grandchildren: Stacey Frazier Endicott and her husband, Trent; Kyle Frazier and his wife Amber; and Nikki Leri and Meghan Leri; four great-grandchildren: Logan and Grayson Frazier, and TJ and Brielle Endicott. She is also survived by a sister, Jean Ball of Junction City, KS; and a brother, Jim Grove of Leesburg, FL.

The family will have a private ceremony  on Friday, April 17, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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14 Comments To "Hodges, Shirley M."

#1 Comment By Nancy Burdick, Debbie & Dennis Ransom On April 15, 2020 @ 6:27 pm

To The Hodges Family,

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you the comfort and support that you all need at this time.

#2 Comment By Shirley Costa Callan On April 15, 2020 @ 7:09 pm

To th e Hodges family

I am so sorry for your loss during these trying times!! I hope the memories of your mother that you share last a lifetime. Memories are the cushions of life!! Take care and God Bless

#3 Comment By Susie On April 15, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

I will rembered Shirley had always had a smile whenever I seen her……I also rember Shirley with the church annual Turkey Dinner and Bazzar

#4 Comment By Robin Gallant On April 16, 2020 @ 7:24 am

Robin, Sandy, John, and families,

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time (made especially hard because of the coronavirus situation across the country). We are with you in spirit.

Most sincerely,
Robin and Harry Gallant

#5 Comment By Leona amd John Kutz On April 16, 2020 @ 10:11 am

Deepest Sympathies. When someone you love becomes a memory, their memory becomes a treasure.

#6 Comment By Jean Maas On April 16, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

My condolences to your family. Your mother was a lovely, gracious lady

#7 Comment By Jeff & Vicky Hayden On April 16, 2020 @ 7:07 pm

Sandy, Paul and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences on Shirley’s passing. We will miss her dearly. She was such a sweet lady and a wonderful neighbor. We had so many great conversations and times together, I can’t recall them all! We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you all,
Jeff and Vicky Hayden

#8 Comment By Dana Sanders On April 16, 2020 @ 7:42 pm

John, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your mother’s passing.

#9 Comment By Dave and Carol Storch On April 16, 2020 @ 10:48 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to her family

#10 Comment By Janet Marvin On April 17, 2020 @ 2:34 pm

Robin, Sandy & john,

My deepest sympathy. I will remember your mother for all the fun times we had together. She was an exceptional golfer and loved the game. God bless your entire family.

Janet Marvin

#11 Comment By Thomas Hobson On April 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm

My sincere condolences to all of Shirley’s family. What a great classmate, a smile that would warm anyone’s heart. Rest In Peace Shirley.

#12 Comment By Deb Black On April 17, 2020 @ 6:42 pm

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Shirley was such a kind and caring person and will be missed. Wrap yourselves in the happy memories that you shared before that terrible diseased started to take her from you. Take care of one another.

#13 Comment By Rick & Jane Gilson On April 17, 2020 @ 7:14 pm

To the Hodges Family,

So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a lovely woman in every way.

#14 Comment By Martha Leri On April 18, 2020 @ 11:17 pm

So sorry to lose Shirley. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and my favorite were her dinner rolls. We shared so much laughter and funny stories. God wanted another angel, but we miss you very much,