Sharon Hodges

March 23, 1938March 6, 2018

Sharon R. Hodges, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Mercy Westlakes in West Des Moines. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Resthaven Cemetery.

Sharon was born March 23, 1938 to Lyle and Mabel (Maxwell) Poe in Woodbine, Iowa. She graduated from Woodbine High School, class of 1955, and attended Nebraska State Teachers college in Wayne Nebraska. She met the love of her life, Thomas, and was united in marriage on August 4, 1958 and together raised three boys.

Sharon is survived by her sons, Daniel (Denise) Hodges of Des Moines, David Hodges of West Des Moines and Douglas (Robyn) Hodges of Portland, OR; grandchild, Steven Hodges and his sister, Emily Gilliland; sisters, Jeanne Beeghley of Dubuque, Marly (Norm) Abbott of West Des Moines, and sister-in-law, Mary Poe of Woodbine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Ellsworth (Buddy), and Max.


  • Graveside Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sharon Hodges

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Stan Poe

March 16, 2018

Hello Hodge cousins!
To say the loss of your mother was a shock to me is an understatement since she always appeared so healthy and youthful. This is a big loss to me, and I share your grief. Of course, I knew your mother my entire life which, is now 65 years, from our various family gatherings. Aunt Sharon grew up in Woodbine the sister of my father so I always felt a strong bond to my aunts and uncle Max; this is a big loss for all of us. I will always remember aunt Sharon as a happy person who always seemed to smile and laugh, those type of people are hard to find. I am so sorry your mother has left us, and want you to know I am grieving as you are. Miss you guys!

Mindy Trudell (Anderson)

March 13, 2018

Doug, Danny and David, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have many wonderful memories of your folks. Late nights of Karla and I playing monopoly, reading MAD and Cracked magazines with Doug while our parents carried on, and on, eating, drinking and laughing loudly together. The family Canada trip, and always your mom's laugh and big smile. I hope you find comfort in your memories. Sending you all love and light.