Thelma Hodson, 88

Thelma Marie Hodson, 88, of Wabash, died at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash.

She was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Wabash County to Oliver and Addie Marie (Bowman) Eltzroth.

Thelma married Fredrick Morris "Curly" Hodson in Kokomo, on April 7, 1948; he died June 30, 1999. She grew up in Wabash and attended Wabash High School. She worked 20 years at Wabash Magnetics, retiring in 1982. She was a past member of the Church of Our Savior United Methodist Church in Wabash.

Thelma was a devoted, loving wife and mother and loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always put others before herself. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed walking, baking and cooking, family favorites were honey cookies, zucchini sheet cake, pies, apple dumplings, snicker doodles, and beef and noodles.

She is survived by two of her sons, Steven "Curly" Hodson and Larry (Christie) Hodson, both of Wabash, 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Emily) Guenin-Hodson of Wabash, Andrew (Sarah) Hodson of Bloomington, William Hodson of Kokomo, Matthew (Sheryl) Hodson of Wabash, Mark (Babak Kheshti) Hodson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mike (Mirta) Hodson of Memphis, Tenn., Caleb (Tiffanie) Hodson of Landes, Sarah (Chris) Collins of Wabash, Paula Petsel of Muncie, and Zack Miller of Kokomo; 16 great-grandchildren, Grant and Claire Hodson of Bloomington, Will and Luke Hodson of Landes, Troy and Drew Guenin-Hodson, Anna and Nathaniel Hodson, Carrie, Hailey, Allie, and Clayton Collins, all of Wabash, Nathaniel Hodson of Kokomo, River Hodson Kheshti of Los Angeles, Ben Petsel of Muncie, and Shanna Petsel of New York, daughter-in-law Melody Hodson of Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James Hodson who died October 28, 2010, five brothers, Eugene Eltzroth, Kenneth Eltzroth, Clary Eltzroth, Oliver Eltzroth, Jr. and infant Carl Eltzroth, and four sisters, Mary Dunphy, Martha Partridge, Marjorie Grover, and Infant Eltzroth.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy.

Friends may call 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Wabash County Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Alzheimer's Foundation, or the charity of the donor's choice.

The memorial guest book for Thelma may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Oct 11