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Jo Ann "Jody" Hager

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Hager , Jo Ann "Jody",

passed away August 15, 2014.

She retired to Birmingham, AL, from Youngstown, OH, in 2005 to be closer to her daughter and family.

She was the only child of the late Bertram Louis Menne Sr. and Irene Robinson Menne, of Lexington, KY. She spent her formative years in Lexington. Jody graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1956, where she was also a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Jody received her Master's of Social Work from Tulane University in 1958.

Throughout her life, Jody was involved in the mental health field and held various positions with respective agencies. Prior to her move to Birmingham, she was a real estate agent in Youngstown for 20 years.

Jody was a current member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Birmingham and a past member of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, OH, where she held several leadership positions.

Her husband, Dudley Pierce Hager, passed away in 1993 after 34 years of marriage.

She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Hager Passafiume (Philip) of Birmingham; sons, Bradlee Pierce Hager (Patricia) of Cary, NC and Gregory Edward Hager (Mary) of Charlotte, NC. There are three grandchildren, Katlyn Kimmel Passafiume of Birmingham and Blake Patrick Hager and Pierce Keenan Hager of Cary.

A visitation hour will be held at Pearson Funeral Home on August 23, 2014 at 10 a.m., located at 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY, 40207, followed by a graveside service at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 21, 2014
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