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Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

OBITUARY

Kathryn Appley Hodges

November 1, 1919June 5, 2019
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Kathryn Appley Hodges, 99, after a short illness on June 5, 2019. She was born November 1, 1919 in Union City, NJ to Mr. and Mrs. James A. and Frieda Appley. In 1924 Kay came to Emerson at the age of 5 . She graduated from Westwood High School in 1937. She married the love of her life Donald Bradford Hodges in 1942. Kay served Zion Lutheran Church in Westwood as a parishioner and a member of the altar guild. She also served on Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was a devoted member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Temple Chapter 62 OES, Jeptha Chapter 134 OES for 72 years. She was proud to have her two sons and one grandson as members of the Masonic fraternity. Kay was part owner and operator of Fraternally Yours in Westwood from 1972 until she retired. Kay graduated from Hackensack Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She was the oldest practicing Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey working as the Public Health Nurse in Emerson, NJ from 1966 to April 4, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Donald Bradford Hodges. She is also survived by sons James Bradford Hodges and his wife Helen Mandeville Hodges, son James Donald Hodges I and his wife Cheryl Hrbek Hodges. Grandsons, James Donald II and his wife Randi Whyard Hodges, Noel Bradford and his wife Kristin Blair Hodges, Robert Beau Hodges and his wife Nicole Broderick Hodges, Trevor James Hodges and his fiancé Jennifer Reilly, Amy and Dave Dellentash and Lori Hrbek. Great-grandchildren Conner McCarron, Luke Dellentash, Steven Christopher Hodges, Avery Kathryn Hodges, Jackson Bradford Hodges, Robert James Hodges, James Donald Hodges III, Sean Christopher Dellentash, Carter Blair Hodges, Jackson Christopher and Andrew Christopher Schager, Henry Michael Hodges, June Rose Hodges, Emily Grace Schager, Audrey Marie Hodges. Predeceased by grandson Sgt. Christopher Hrbek, USMC. Our family would like to thank the dedicated team at Care One at Valley, in Westwood for caring for Kathryn with respect and compassion. Each of you made her final journey much easier. The family will receive their friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Sunday, 2-8 PM. Eastern Star Service at 7PM. Funeral at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Second Avenue and Elm Street, Westwood, NJ on Monday at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, NJ. Memorial donations to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 155 Second Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675 would be appreciated. Becker-funeralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Zion Evangelical Luthern Church

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Order of the Eastern Star Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 10, 2019

Memories

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Cindy Frahm Werner

June 10, 2019

Heaven gained another Angel! A dedicated and inspiring patriotic woman who was dedicated to serving others in all aspects of her life! I am honored and blessed to have known you! Heartfelt Condolences, Love and Hugs to the entire Hodges family.

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

Cheryl Hodges

June 8, 2019

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