Obituary for Martha E. Hodge

Written by on November 15, 2022

Martha E. Hodge age 92 of Forest, passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on November 9, 2022.  She was born on February 17, 1930 in Cambridge to the late Wilmer L. and Mary Margaret (Terrel) Riggs.  Martha first married Dale Dawson and later married Donald G. Hodge. 

She is survived by her children William “Bill” Dawson of Arlington, John Hodge of Chicago, IL, Sandra (Gary) Buerger of Kenton, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren.  Martha is preceded in death by her children Dale Dawson and Barbara Cook Snider. 

She was member of the Grant United Methodist Church.  Martha was a homemaker and also worked at Findlay Fiber, Essex Wire, UAP and Whirlpool.  She belonged to the Kenton Order of Eastern Star. Martha enjoyed camping and fishing at her place on Catawba Island, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thurs. November 17, 2022 at 10:30am at Grant United Methodist Church with Pastor Cynthia Morrison officiating.  Visitation will be held on Wed. November 16, 2022 from 4-7 pm at Clark Shields Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Grant United Methodist Church in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843.  To extend a condolence or share a memory visit

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