Ethel Jennieve Hodge
Of Bonnie Died
At Age 84
Ethel Jennieve Hodge, 84, Bonnie, died 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 1990, at her home.
Mrs. Hodge was a schoolteacher until retirement.
She was born July 3, 1906, in Sweetwater, Okla., a daughter of Joseph and
Lora Lizzie (Wagner) Sigworth. March 20, 1926, in Marion, she married
Delbert Renzo Hodge, who died May 31, 1974.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Fry & Frick Funeral Home in Waltonville with
the Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Abner Cemetery in Nason.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hodge is survived by two sons, Merlin Hodge and wife, Carolyn, of Mt. Vernon
and Kent Hodge and wife Joyce, of Sesser; one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Maxine) Darnell
of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hodge attended Southern Illinois University of Normal Teacher’s College in Carbondale.
She taught in Jefferson County for 32 years, including 20 years in Nason and two years in
Waltonville. Mrs. Hodge was a Baptist. She was a member of Jefferson County Home Bureau
Extension and Jeffeson County Historical Society.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Aug. 9, 1990
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans