Rita Florence (Schroeder) Hodges

Hodges Rita Florence (Schroeder) Hodges, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend to many, passed into Eternal Life Thursday, June 26, 2014, age 90, at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Magdalena Schroeder, her sister Berna-Mae (Cletus) Mayer, and her brother Emmett Schroeder, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 10, 1923, graduated from Seton High School (Class of 1941), earned a nursing arts diploma from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1944, and in 1945 was the first graduate of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Cincinnati General Hospital (where she met her husband). Married in 1946, she became a full-time homemaker in 1947. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dr. Willis H. Hodges, Jr., of Worthington, Ohio; and their four children, Rev. Robert Stephen Hodges, O.Praem., of Costa Mesa, California, John P. (Kathleen) Hodges of New Albany, Ohio, Kathleen A. (Michael) Lupidi of Liberty Township, Ohio, Susan M. (Samuel) Nemer of Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald (Jacqueline) Schroeder of Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as four nephews, one niece, many cousins and their families. Friends may call Sunday (TODAY), June 29, 2014, from 2-5 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio (with a Prayer Vigil at 4:30 p.m.). Additional visitation on Monday, June 30, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m., at St. Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus, Ohio, with her funeral Mass beginning at 11 a.m. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, 9571 N. High St., Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Foundation, 19292 El Toro Road, Silverado, California 92676. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 27, 2014