Jane Louise Toepper Hodges
Published in Charlotte Observer on June 23, 2011

Jane Louise Toepper Hodges

Mrs. Hodges, age 99, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at her home at
Elmcroft Assisted Living.

Jane was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years,
Dr. F. Allen Hodges and her sister, Charlotte Toepper Crocker. She is
survived by her three daughters, Mary Lou Hindley and her husband, Scott of
Charlotte, Ruth Ann Davis and her husband, Joe of Bakersfield, CA and
Dorothy Jane Fleming and her husband, Larry of Charlotte; five
grandchildren, Linda Booth and her husband, John, Jim Hindley, Joey Davis,
Shanon Davis and her husband, Mark, Jennifer Smith and her husband,
Matthew; five great-grandchildren, Susanna, Laurie and Janie Booth, Chloe
and Parker Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Jane was born in Washington D.C., daughter of Mary Saffell Toepper and
Charles Toepper . She graduated from
Central High School and received her
nursing degree from Garfield Hospital, with additional training at Johns
Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She and Allen Hodges were married on Christmas
Day, 1934.

Our mother loved children. She taught the kindergarten Sunday School Class
at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church for 50 years. She also
babysat for several families who continue to love and remember her. She was
fortunate to live in the family home in Bethesda, MD for 65 years prior to
moving to Charlotte in 2000. Her sunny outlook on life was an inspiration to
all who knew her.

A service of celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the
Francis Chapel of Myers Park United Methodist Church with the Reverend
Shane Page officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial

Mrs. Hodges' family especially thanks Elmcroft Assisted Living, Myers Park
United Methodist Church, and Hospice and Palliative Care for their beautiful
love and care for their Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist
Church to benefit the Children's Ministry, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service;
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