Hodge, Edna

Edna Allison Hodge, 94, of Manitou Beach, Mich., died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at her daughter’s home.

She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Hawkeye, Iowa, to William and Anna (Filter) Weitenhagen. At the age of five, she moved to Adrian, Mich., with her family and spent the rest of her life in Lenawee County.

She married Edwin Allison of Tecumseh, Mich., on Oct. 3, 1936, and he preceded her in death Aug. 18, 1964.

She married Edward Hodge of Morenci, Mich., Aug. 22, 1968, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1981.

Edna graduated from Adrian High School in 1932. She was employed at American Chain & Cable and retired in 1975 after 35 years of service.

She was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adrian and belonged to the Ladies Aid, L.W.M.L and Wednesday morning Bible Class.

Edna enjoyed reading, crocheting, embroidering and watching game shows and sports on TV.  She enjoyed her family the most and loved going to all the family get-togethers.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (and Lawrence) Armstrong of Adrian and Janet (and Frank) Stevenson of Manitou Beach, with whom she had been residing; a brother, Bill Weitenhagen of Adrian; two sisters, Phyllis (and Willis) Sipes of Adrian and Frances (and James ) Hubbard of Onsted, Mich.; four grandchildren, Kelly Armstrong, Brett (and Diana) Stevenson of Goodrich, Mich., Valerie Stevenson and Jolene (and Jon) Bowles, both of Adrian; eight great-grandchildren, Ben and Lacey Creger, Brock and Chase Cheesbro, Christian and Matthew Stevenson, Noah and Parker Bowles; one great-great-grandson, Gabriel Creger; a brother-in-law, A.L. (and Denise) Hodge of Glendale, Ariz., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; twin daughters at birth; one grandson, Michael Allison; two sisters, Fern Krueger and Hazel Weitenhagen; and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Weitenhagen.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Herter officiating.  Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian.  Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, and also from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Lenawee.