Margaret Jean “Peg” Hodge
Margaret Jean “Peg” Hodge
ROCKFORD, Ohio - Margaret Jean "Peg" Hodge, 77, of Rockford, died at 12:57 p.m. Oct. 2, 2012, at her home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1935, to Lester James and Mary Elizabeth (Lutz) Simon. On May 29, 1969, she married Robert Hodge, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1996.

Peg retired in 1992 from the Mercer County Welfare Department, where she had been a supervisor for many years. She had lived the majority of her life in Rockford, and was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons: Mike (Teresa) Heiser and Rod (Jan) Heiser, both of Rockford; one daughter: Pam Beahrs, also of Rockford; two stepsons: Steve (Cindy) Hodge of Celina, Ohio, and Gary Hodge of Rockford; and one stepdaughter: Sherri Hodge of Celina. Six grandchildren survive: Kara Heiser, Taylor Beahrs, Joanie Christlieb, Colby, Dustin, and Jeremy Heiser; six stepgrandchildren: Kayla, Abby and Alysha, Matt, Cody and Brandon Hodge; one great-grandson, Landyn Heiser, and two great-granddaughters: Briana and Adalyn Byrd. Deceased is a brother, Danny Simons.

Services will be held on Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chip Steffy officiating. Burial will be in Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.

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