Marilyn Ann (Shearer) Hodge

October 30, 1930 ~ February 9, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Marilyn Hodge Obituary

Marilyn Ann Hodge, age 92, of Shreve passed away February 9, 2023 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster

surrounded by family. Marilyn was born Oct 30, 1930 in Ashland to Karl F. Shearer and Anne

(Osmonson) Shearer. Marilyn graduated from Lakeville High School and Wooster Business College.

She married the late Richard C. Hodge, February 17, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church in McZena. She

met Richard at a square dance where he was the caller. They were married 69 years and raised 4

children on the farm; Paul (Sona) Hodge of Shreve, Ann (Jim) Obrecht of Shreve, Carolyn (Clyde)

Cramer of Columbus, and Mary Beth (Dan) Pavuk of Perrysburg, all surviving. Marilyn’s devotion was

to her family and church. She loved to sing and played the accordion. She was a member of St. John

Lutheran Church, McZena, participating in the women’s organization, teaching Sunday School and

Bible School. Mom was a 4-H advisor and avid sewer making dresses for her daughters. Baking was

her forte, and her homemade angel food cakes and chocolate chip cookies were requested at

community gatherings. Following her children and grandchildren’s activities kept her busy. You could

often find Marilyn and Richard at Triway Basketball games. An avid reader, Marilyn was a regular at

the Shreve Library every Friday. During the last few of years of her life she enjoyed the fellowship at

Fairview United Methodist Church. Marilyn worked in the offices at Regal Ware in Wooster. She

worked in the financial offices at Kettering Hospital in Loudonville and Pomerene Hospital in

Millersburg. Besides her children, Marilyn is survived by her grandchildren Marci (Jerry) Gibbon,

Audrey (Brent) Repp, Ben (Robyn) Hodge, Elizabeth (Kyle) Hulewat, Katie (Doug) Foxx, David

(Pansy) Obrecht, Nathan Pavuk, and Sarah Pavuk. Ten great-grandchildren and brothers Joe (Gayle)

Shearer and Mike Shriver are also surviving. The late Mildred Shearer, was her loving step-mother.

Calling hours will be at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville on Monday, February 13 from 5:00-7:00

p.m. or 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

The funeral will be Tuesday Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 46 Ashland Co. Road

2575, Lakeville (McZena), OH 44638. Pastor Jeff Steele-Steeber and Pastor Jan Walsh officiating.

Fickes Funeral Home is assisting the family and you can share your condolences on line at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Fairview Cemetery

Association, 6060 Newkirk Rd., Shreve, 44676; St John Lutheran Church, Lakeville; Fairview

Methodist Church, Shreve; or Life Care Hospice, Wooster. The family wishes to thank all the nurses

and staff that has helped mom on her journey home including those as Wooster Community Hospital,

West View Healthy Living Transitional Care Unit, Danbury Assisted Living and Life Care Hospice of


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February 13, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

February 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
46 Co. Rd. 2575
Lakeville, Ohio 44638

Funeral Service
February 14, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
46 Co. Rd. 2575
Lakeville, Ohio 44638


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