The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 13, 2013

Louise Almeta Gaff Hodge

Clinton Herald

STREATOR, Ill. — Louise Almeta (Gaff) Hodge, 91, a resident of Savanna for 44 years, passed away Sunday February 17, 2013, in her home in Apex, North Carolina, following a brief illness and surrounded by loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charlie Hodge; twin sister, Lou Leese; her brother, Arthur “Bud” Gaff; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Formerly of Streator, she moved to Savanna in 1967. She was very active in the Palisades Art League, becoming an accomplished artist in oil, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard. She was also active in the First United Methodist Church serving on various committees. What she loved most in life was caring for her immediate family and grandchildren and eventually great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children, Janet Jones, twins Ted Hodge and Karen Pendola and Wendy Reams; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday with a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Hagi Funeral Home, 205 High St. Streator IL, followed by graveside services at Phillips Cemetery, rural Streator.

Death date: Feb. 17, 2013