Jayne Hodge, 84, of 9 Montgomery Village, Danville, PA, went to be with her
Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center in
Danville, PA. She was born on October 5, 1932 in Meadville, PA, the
daughter of the late C. Dayle Keefer and Sara M. Sorg DeRoss.
was married for 42 years to the late Richard F. Hodge who preceded her in
death October 1, 1998. They were married March 17, 1956.
graduated from Linesville High School in 1951.
was a self-employed caterer for 10 years. She taught cake decorating at
the YWCA in Meadville, PA. She and her husband were co-owners of the IGA
Food Market in Harmonsburg, PA from 1970-1972. From 1987 until 1991, Nancy
was employed as an insurance clerk for a physical therapist in Charleston,
South Carolina. Since moving to Danville, she had been employed by Weis
Markets and the Bloomsburg Fair Association as a ticket seller. She also
thoroughly enjoyed working at Knoebel’s catering.
was a member of First Baptist Church, Danville where she served in Vacation
Bible School and enjoyed helping in the kitchen. Nancy was a volunteer for
the American Red Cross in Danville, PA and was an Election Judge for
was an avid and very proud Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed attending
their games. She loved to bake, enjoyed sewing, crocheting and ceramics.
Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family.
survived by one daughter; Robin L. Hodge of Danville and their beloved dog
Mia and one son; Dayle E. Hodge and his significant other, Kathleen A.
Zottmann of Columbia, Maryland. Also surviving are two granddaughters; Erin
C. Hodge and her partner Leah B. Walker of Baltimore MD and Callie J-M Hodge
of Columbus Ohio. Nancy is also survived by eight brothers; Charles C.
DeRoss of Florida; Michael D. Keefer of Meadville, PA, Charles J. Keefer of
San Diego, CA, David D. Keefer of Erie, PA, Rev. Dayle F. Keefer of
Jamestown, NY, Rev. Richard D. Keefer of Jamestown, NY, James E. Keefer of
Georgia and Joel A. Keefer of Raleigh, NC and one sister; Rosanne S. Kinsey
of Nashville, NC.
was preceded in death by two brothers; Gerald K. DeRoss and James E. DeRoss
and one sister; Sally A. Moore.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Nancy’s Life to
be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church 20
Brookside Drive (off 642 East) Danville PA. Friends will be received from
1:00 PM until 2:45 PM.
Services will also be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM at
Harmonsburg United Methodist Church 14182 1st Street Harmonsburg
PA. Friends will be received from 11:30 AM until 12:45 PM. Burial will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Harmonsburg, PA.
Nancy’s request, please wear Phillies attire or colors.
The family will
provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made in her honor to Charles
F. Sorg Youth Memorial Fund c/o Harmonsburg United Methodist Church, 14182
1st Street, Harmonsburg, PA 16422.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA.