Meadville Tribune

April 24, 2013

Esther Marie Hodson

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUTVILLE — Esther Marie Hodson, 88, formerly of Williams Street, Meadville, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville.

She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late Hezekiah and Elsie Brewer Howell. She married John H. Hodson. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1968.

Esther was a homemaker. She loved her family and enjoyed playing bingo. She especially enjoyed sharing her smile.

She is survived by two daughters, Audrey Craig of Punxsutawney, and Cathy Miller and her husband, Jim, of Meadville; two sons, John Hodson II of Conneautville, and James Hodson and his wife, Anne, of Conneautville; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Howell and Richard Stephens.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Esther was preceded in death by a son, Ted Hodson; a son-in-law, Larry Craig; a sister and best friend, Mable Klingensmith; and three brothers, Grover Howell, John Howell and Art Stephens.

There will be no calling hours and the memorial service will be held at a later time.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.