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Levina Janice (Preston) HodgeOctober 24, 1921 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 96)
Levina Janice (Preston) Hodge, 96, was born October 1921 in Kentucky to James Wallace Preston and Laurel Janice (Patton) Preston. She was the second oldest of six children, preceded in death by her father and mother; sisters, Nancy and Victoria: brothers, Henry, Joe, James, and Ralph.
Levina and her husband, Maxwell (deceased) were married 61 years and had four children; Barbara (Paul) Greig; Larry (Missy) Hodge; James (Michelle) Hodge; Sherry (Jim) Allan; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
“Lover of life and people” best describes Levina. She enjoyed her friends and shared her tremendous sense of humor, spirit, positive outlook, and a good listening ear to all. She made friends easily and everyone she met felt privileged to know her. All these traits were extended beyond measure to her family, who experienced her generous nature, humility, sincerity, and love.
Levina radiated optimism and had a special talent for storytelling which the 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren have had the privilege to experience.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as a retail clerk at Revco in Norton where she is remembered to this day by many Nortonites for her sweet disposition and kindness. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and gardening. She was a lover of nature, and liked to watch the hummingbirds at her bird feeder. Levina’s life was a story in its own rite from early years on the farm, to working as “Rosie the Riveter” in WWII, to marrying and moving to Ohio to start a family.
Levina truly brought friendship and joy to all she met in every chapter of her life.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m., and again on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m., where services will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Greg Foote officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to your favorite charity, in memory of Levina