Ellen "Kay" Hodson

Monday, August 16th, 1943 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Ellen "Kay" Hodson, age 76, of Bellbrook, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at her home. She was born August 16th, 1943 to Ann (Ward) in Columbus, Ohio.

Kay was a strong, family-oriented woman. She loved her family more than anything. She took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived for any of their events, whether it be sports, dance, piano, even band and choir concerts. She was always ready for a family celebration. She and her husband Ted were known for their infamous Memorial Day parties. This yearly celebration lasted over 40 years. Volleyball, softball, sing-alongs, and poker were the order of events. Kay especially enjoyed playing volleyball. Although she wasn't very good, she still loved it anyway. Kay's favorite thing to do was play cards with her family and friends. She was also part of a Bridge Group for over 40 years.

Kay loved traveling all over the world with her husband, Ted, and best friend Delores. They traveled to England, Hawaii, and Spain to name a few destinations. She enjoyed seeing new places and spending time together with family on the beach. She enjoyed listening to many artists such as Elvis, Patsy Cline, and Billy Joel, but Ted was her favorite rockstar. Kay will be remembered for her kind, caring, personality. She demonstrated this daily- caring for her children, grandchildren, and especially her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Barbara, David, and Lida; and lifelong best friend Delores Doggett. Kay is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ted Hodson; daughters Kristine (Marc) Gainey, Kelly (Dan) Hodson-Dircksen, and Wendy (Rob) Reigelsperger, son Aaron (Beth) Hodson; grandchildren Theo and Drew Gainey, Brittany (Byron) Branch, Tiffany (Jon) White, Cameron Blair, Lyla Dircksen, Ethan, Kyle, and Jeremy Reigelsperger, Miranda, Aaron, and Callie Hodson; great-grandchildren Chloe and Peyton Branch and Harrison White; sister Cathy Wagenlander and numerous family members and friends.

To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to share during her visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home (92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, OH 45305) on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Life Celebration Services will be held Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 11:00 am at Bellbrook Presbyterian Church (72 W. Franklin, Bellbrook, OH 45305).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kettering Cancer Center (3700 Southern Blvd, Kettering, OH 45429). You are welcome to send a condolence, flowers, or share a story or picture about Kay at by clicking on her name.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    92 W Franklin St
    Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
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  • Service

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Bellbrook Presbyterian Church
    72 W. Franklin,
    Bellbrook, OH 45305
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Barb and Megan Snyder

Posted at 11:13pm
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Michael Blair Family

Posted at 01:51pm
Always remembered! Grandma Kay! Her home was always safe and comfortable!
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Mary C Graves

Posted at 02:09pm
Dear Hodson prayers are with you at this time. I know both Kelly and Kristin and want them to know that you are both in my well as the rest of the family. May God be with you at this time and always. Sincerely, Mary C. Graves

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