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Polly Anne Hodapp

November 9, 1924November 7, 2020

Polly Anne Hodapp, 95, of Franklin, IN passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born November 9, 1924 in Princeton, IN to the late Herbert and Nell Martin.

She graduated from Evansville College in 1947 with a BA in Education where she was a member of Gamma Epsilon Sigma (local) and Alpha Chi (national) sororities. Polly was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church, member of Spouses Organization of the Council of Bishops of the UMC, and supported her husband throughout his role as a church Bishop. She also belonged to the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Polly enjoyed traveling and had been to every continent except Antarctica.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bishop Leroy C. Hodapp, and sister, Nancy Schneider.

She is survived by her daughters, Anne L. Gates (Thomas O.) and Nancy E. Wichman (Steve); grandchildren, Brian Gates, Emily Kissinger (Kurt), Kevin Wichman (Terri) and Andrew Wichman; great-grandchildren, Owen, Madison and Peter Kissinger and Axel Wichman; brother, Herbert W. Martin (Norma), and five nephews.

A private graveside service will be held with a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, IN or the University of Evansville. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

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Dolores Ioder

November 21, 2020

Polly was a wonderful wife to our former bishop. She was always kind and thoughtful, and a great example to us who were clergy wives. We loved both of them very much. May God comfort you in your grief.

Dolores Ioder

Miley Palmer

November 16, 2020

I was privileged to come to know Polly well while I served on her husband's Cabinet in Central Illinois. She was always a joy, with a warm smile, lovely laugh, and eyes that absolutely twinkled. I also appreciated her wisdom in conversations about difficult situations.
Memories of her will be forever treasured.

Jeanne Sims

November 16, 2020

I remember Polly with much love and appreciation. My husband was Bishop Hodapp's first assistant after his election. Paul died June 3, 2018. Polly was always kind and thoughtful. My prayers are with you at this time. Love, Jeanne' Sims

Susan (DAVIS) Sanderock

November 15, 2020

It has been many years since I have been in your house on North Illinois Street in Indianapolis, but I so remember your mother's smile . She really lit up the room. I was a childhood friend of Nancy's. I am very sorry for your loss.

SUSAN

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