Linda L. Hodge

Linda L. Hodge

Mrs. Linda Larsen Hodge, age 69, of Killen, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her home following a lengthy illness.

A memorial service to remember her life will be Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Killen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryan McIntyre officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:30 p.m. until service time.

Linda graduated from high school in Parkville, Md. and attended the University of Maryland for two years where she met her husband, Charles. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics Education in 1966.

In 1969, Linda, her husband and two sons, moved to Florence, Ala. and then to Killen, Ala. in 1975, where she had three more sons.

Linda was an active member in the United Methodist Church all her life where she taught every Sunday school class from the nursery level up through the 10th grade. For the last 37 years she had been a member of the Killen United Methodist Church. At the Sheffield United Methodist Church she was a secretary and office manager for 14 years.

For most of her adult life, she enjoyed restoring antiques and had an antique booth for 15 years in Florence.

Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Hodge; sons, Stephen Hodge and wife, Karen, of Pueblo, Colo., Andrew Hodge and wife, Colleen Wilson-Hodge, of Huntsville, Ala., Howard Hodge and wife, Mirela, of Decatur, Ala., David Hodge and wife, Kate Kithil-Hodge, of East Lansing, Mich., and Daniel Hodge and wife, Sara Schalliol-Hodge, of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Sydney Hodge, Isabella Hodge, Wesley Hodge, Tove Hodge, Lucas Hodge and Osa Hodge; brothers, John Larsen, of Hingham, Mass., and Paul Larsen and wife, Barbara, of Uniontown, Ohio; and a sister, Karen Simon, of Towson, Md.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Killen United Methodist Church Food Bank, 201 J.C. Mauldin Hwy., Killen, AL 35645.

Elkins East Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Elkins East Chapel - Killen
7435 Hwy 72  Killen, AL 35645
256-757-2144

Published in Florence Times Daily on Sept. 25, 2013