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Mary Jane "Jane" Hodges

December 1, 1940 — August 5, 2023

Olathe

Mary Jane "Jane" Hodges

Mary Jane “Jane” Hodges, 82, of Olathe, passed away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2023.  Funeral services will be held at 11:30am on Friday, August 11 at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel.  Private entombment will follow at the indoor mausoleum at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.

Jane was born on December 1, 1940, to Dorus and Ruth (Vorhees) Piper, and grew up in Bakersfield, California.  She married Jerry J. Hodges on August 14, 1959.  Jerry’s career with the Santa Fe Railroad gave them the opportunity to live in many different cities, moving 15 times in 38 years; but Jane was particularly fond of Johnson County, Kansas and made the decision to spend the last 22 years here.  Jane and Jerry also had a home at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years where she enjoyed family gatherings and watching the boats.

Jane loved knitting (especially socks and scarves for the girls), shopping, flower gardening, and puzzles; she had a vast bird collection (she was partial to owls) and was a huge Wizard of Oz fan.  Jane and Jerry also had many beloved pets throughout the years that always made their home complete.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Piper.  Survivors include her devoted husband of 64 years, Jerry J. Hodges; her two children, Lori Senft (husband Barry) of Valencia, CA, and Steven Hodges (wife Amber) of Overland Park; grandchildren:  Garrett Senft, Megan Hodges Hernandez, Bailey Seward, Alec Hodges, Ashley Hodges, and KateAnn Penrose; and two great grandchildren, Reagan Hernandez and Noah Hernandez.

Jane’s family was everything to her, and she will be greatly missed by all of them.

 

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 11, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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Private Interment

Friday, August 11, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Memorial Gardens

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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