OBITUARY

Debora Ruth Hodges

March 15, 1958February 3, 2019
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Debora Ruth Hodges, 60, of Holts Summit, Missouri passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on February 3, 2019. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, Missouri. Burial will follow at the New Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Debora was born on March 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California to the late Richard and Shirley Smith Hodges. Debora was the only daughter of 7 children. She was a 1977 graduate of New Bloomfield High School and a member of Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield. Debora had worked at Fasco in Eldon, Missouri for five years and then at the Dollar General Distribution Center in Fulton for seven years before retiring from Biggs Forensic Hospital after working there for over ten years. She enjoyed camping, artwork, crocheting, puzzles, playing games, cooking, and Hallmark movies; but her greatest love was spending time with her family. Debora is survived by her loving companion of 15 years, Bruce Bates of Holts Summit; two children, Valerie and Daniel (Lacey) Brandt of Jefferson City, Missouri; brothers, Garry Hodges of Holts Summit, Dennis (Renee) Hodges of Holts Summit, Steve Hodges of New Bloomfield and Glen (Gloria) Hodges of Texas; sister-in-law, Shirley Hodges of Holts Summit; five grandchildren, Derrick, Isaak, David, Nicolas, and Issabella; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dustin Brandt and two brothers, Larry and Leonard Hodges. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard Hodges, Father
  • Shirley Smith Hodges, Mother
  • Bruce Bates, Companion
  • Valerie Brandt, Daughter
  • Daniel (Lacey) Brandt, Son
  • Dustin Brandt, Son
  • Garry Hodges, Brother
  • Dennis (Renee) Hodges, Brother
  • Steve Hodges, Brother
  • Glen (Gloria) Hodges, Brother
  • Larry Hodges, Brother
  • Leonard Hodges, Brother
  • Shirley Backer Hodges, Sister-in-law
  • Debbie is also survived by her five grandchildren; Derrick, Isaak, David, Nicolas, and Issabella, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Garry Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Dennis Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Ben Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Glen Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Linda Bryan, Pallbearer
  • Shirley Backer Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Leonard Hodges, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Hodges, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Debora's Family to help with purchase of a headstone

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Debora Ruth Hodges

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Sheila Hodges Santee

February 7, 2019

So very sad to hear the news. I have lots of fond memories of playing with Debbie at Grandma Hodges house and out at the farm. You all have had so many difficult losses in the last few years, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. We're all looking pretty down in this photo, but I know we were having fun and just didn't want to stop and get our picture taken! :-)

Marlena Boggs

February 7, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was one of my very dear friends in high school. I'm so glad, however briefly, that we connected via phone at least a little bit last year. I had hoped to see her this year; am so sad that I was unable to make it for a visit. I remember her earnestness, her laughter, our talks, the fun we had at sleepovers in high school, driving around and exploring the countryside, swinging on swings, and just being silly kids. She was a blessing then, as a dear friend, and I hope her memory can be a blessing to us all, especially to her family.
Marlena Boggs

Jo Ann Boyd

February 5, 2019

Debbie was a beautiful person! Prayers to the family!

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A dinner out with us girls a couple years ago at El Jimador’s

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