Lovena M. Hodson
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Lovena M. Hodson, 89, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at McLaren's Chapel with burial at 2:30 p.m. at West Linn Cemetery near Linden, Iowa.
Lovena was born October 17, 1923 in Arroll, Missouri to Aaron and Lena (Lancaster) Gillihan. She enjoyed spending time and playing bingo with friends at Beaverdale Estates, making quilts, gardening, taking care of her flowers and spending time with her family.
Lovena is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn (Dick) Whitham and Ann Hodson both of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Rick (Mary) Whitham, Brian (Christina) Whitham, Melinda (Lynn) Anderson and William Ross; six great-grandchildren, Nate Whitham, Laina Russell, Mason Whitham, Justin Ross, Ethan Whitham and Payton Whitham; many nieces and nephews. Lovena was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Joe" Hodson; parents and five siblings.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 14, 2013