Shirley Hodges

Shirley Annetta Hodges, 89, of Arkansas City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at Medicalodges of Oxford.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Oxford Funeral Service. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wellington Humane Society or to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses.

Shirley was born in Arkansas City to parents Charles and Verda (Baker) Anstey. She attended Arkansas City schools. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Hodges in January 1950. Shirley enjoyed reading, collecting Cherished Teddy Bears and going for long walks. Her main joy in life was being a mother and a grandmother to her family and many other people. She enjoyed babysitting and volunteering as a grandparent at Adams Elementary.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Janet; grandson, Shannon; an infant daughter; four brothers; and two sisters.

Shirley is survived by her children, Randy Hodges, Richard Hodges, Rodney Hodges, Jeff Hodges and wife, Rebecca, and Michelle Chrisman and husband, Neal; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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