VAN WERT -- Norma Lee Hodge, 79, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at her residence.
She was born December 23, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of John W. and Phrona (Eaches) Marlow. On April 14, 1969, she married Ronald Charles Hodge, who preceded her in death on December 13, 1995. She served as the mayor of Melrose, Ohio, from 1994-97. She was a member of the Mayor's Association of Paulding County, Ohio; and a life member of New Haven, Indiana Moose Lodge 1480.
Norma is survived by a son, Charles (Peggy) Graves, Van Wert; a daughter, Chauvonne (Sam) Tolley, Clovis, New Mexico; a stepdaughter, Pamela Hill, Harding, Texas; a brother, Dent Flemmings, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Long, West Portsmouth, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Charles Jr., David, Jeannie, Samuel, Heather, Holly and James; and five great-grandchildren, Charles, Thomas, Nichols, William and William.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Duane and David Graves; a daughter, Tara Hodge; two brothers, James and Jack Flemmings; and two sisters, Gertrude Fyffe, and Mary Kathryn Deamicis.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, February 15, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials made to the Norma L. Hodge Family. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.