Myrtle Hodges

Myrtle Hodges (Applegate)

Sunday, February 27th, 1938 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Services for Myrtle Applegate Hodges, 81, of Covington will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 13, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Myrtle Applegate Hodges passed away at her home on Monday, September 9, 2019 in Covington due to complications from Alzheimer’s. She was born February 27, 1938 in Floyd County, Texas to Lewis (Buck) and Katie (Darr) Applegate the youngest of 7 children. At a young age the family moved to Blum, where she grew up and attended school. There she met the love of her life, Donald Eugene Hodges. They were married on July 10, 1955 in Blum. They made their home in Blum and raised four children. Myrtle enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, sewing, fishing, cooking and baking. She had a special interest in Iris and Day Lilies that resulted in flowers hybridized and grown as one of a kind flower. She was a member of the Johnson County Iris and Day Lily Society. She was a member of Woodrow Baptist Church and served as Treasurer and taught youth Sunday School.

Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Maner, Curtis; sisters, Ruby Anding, Lorene Calahan and Janie Day.

Myrtle is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald E. Hodges of Covington; children Deborah Campbell (Troy) of Covington, Ricky Hodges (Kim) of Covington, Laura Hodges and David of Houston, Cindy Segars (Joe) of Blum; grandchildren, Stephanie Allen (Luke) of Grand Island, Nebraska, Heather Akasha (Shawn) of Grand Island Nebraska, R.J. Hodges (Brandi) of Rio Vista, Kevin Hodges (Trista) of Cleburne, Mikala Jansen (Ethan) of Covington, Jason C. Hodges (Mindy) of Godley, Jason Banton of Fort Worth, Mandi Fielder (James) of Houston, Jeremy Hodges (Michelle) of Houston, Melissa Miles (Randy) of Houston, Josh Segars (Lorrin) of Rio Vista, Allison Lane (Trevor) of Keene, Abby Segars of Blum, Annie Segars of Blum; great grandchildren, Micheal, Katie, Emily, Avery, Aiden, Mirianna, Parks, Brinley, Kenzie, Zeplyn, Larmie, Jaiden, Sophia, Jace Kaitlyn, Jaxon, Wesley, Nolan, Jake, June, Brooks; great great grandchildren, Julian, Owen, Layla; sister, Anna Lou Curlee of Cleburne; sister-in-law, Nita McDowell of Raleigh and a host of nieces and nephews. The family is thankful for the loving care Myrtle was given by Providence Hospice of Whitney. Sherra could get a smile from her often, Michele, Erika, Wilda, Nancy were some wonderful nurses. Laura, Melissa and Kim were always there for us to answer questions, to talk to us and give their support. All of you were a blessing to us.

Memorials may be made to Myrtle’s favorite projects: Operation Christmas Child in care of Woodrow Baptist Church or Food For Families Woodrow Baptist Church, 397 HCR 1432, Covington, Texas 76636.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home
    512 North Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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  • Service

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 2:00pm
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel
    512 N. Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Sam Houston


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Laura Webb

Posted at 02:59pm
I wish I had known Myrtle before she became ill but am grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to know her more through Don and Debbie. My heartfelt condolences to Don, Debbie and Myrtle's entire family. Know I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

Laura Webb

Laura Webb

Posted at 02:49pm
Our condolences to the Hodges family on Myrtle's passing. May you always hold fond memories of her life with you. Our hearts are with you during this time.

The Providence Hospice Team

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Posted at 09:20am
Aunt Myrtle was a wonderful person. Every memory that I have of her, she was either smiling or laughing. Love you Uncle Donald
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Patricia Haughton

Posted at 07:08am
I have so many fond childhood memories of my visits to their house in Blum where Debbie and Ricky, Johnny (Amis) and I would play for hours. I also remember going to Bible School with them one year during our vacation visit. I remember our weekends out camping and the wonderful stories Myrtle had to tell of our shenanigans when we were little. Myrtle was such a wonderful mom to all children and she will live on forever in our memories. Prayers to all my cousins in this time of need - love you all!. Tricia (Amis) Haughton and family

Rita R McVicker

Posted at 09:25pm
Myrtle, Donald and their children kept my oldest 2 daughters: Charla and Marla when they were 2 and 4 while I was in the hospital for 10 days following a major surgery. They treated them like their own and I was so thankful and grateful. Myrtle was a fun , loving and kind Christian lady that I will always have fond Memories of. God Bless her loving family. Love from, RITA CURLEE MCVICKER 💖

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