Betty Hodges, 89

Betty L. Hodges, 89, a resident of rural South Whitley, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She had been in failing health.She was born May 10, 1923, in Carroll County, a daughter of the late Leo F. and Axie E. (Cross) Landis. Her formative years were spent in north central Indiana. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.On June 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to George E. Hodges. They made their home in on a farm in rural South Whitley. Mr. Hodges died Nov. 27, 1995.She began her work career with General Electric, Fort Wayne, and then the former Blue Bell, Columbia City. She was a full-time homemaker.She was a member of the First Baptist Church, South Whitley.Surviving include her two children, Mark E. (Amy Crickmore) Hodges and Mary L. (Mike) Mudrack both of South Whitley; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jamie) Hotchkiss of Huntington, Jessica (Tom) McFarland of Mentone, Neil (Megan) Hodges of Syracuse, Lisa (Kris) Harvey of Phoenix, Ariz., Emily (Kyle) Myers of South Whitley and Marissa (Josh) Cripe of Claypool; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Joanna Fry of South Whitley and a sister-in-law, D. Pauline Landis of South Whitley.She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Landis.The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with Pastor Steve Massie of First Baptist Church, South Whitley officiating. The burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. The visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.Preferred memorials are to First Baptist Church, South Whitley or Heartland Hospice.Condolences may be sent to