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Mary Jane Hodges

November 17, 1923 — January 17, 2024

Mercersburg

Mary Jane Hodges

Mary Jane (Tiday) Hodges, 100, of Mercersburg, PA went home to be with Jesus on January 17, 2024. She was born November 17, 1923 in Manns Choice, PA to Elmer C. Tiday Sr. and Mary (Herline) Tiday. For 76 years, she was the wife of the late Rev. James F. Hodges.  She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Anna (Tiday) Weneck, James Tiday, Ruth (Tiday) Walker, Elmer Tiday Jr., and Betty Tiday.  She is survived by one brother, Russell Tiday.  
She was a long time member of Bethel Assembly in Hagerstown and CMCOG in Mercersburg.
She is survived by a daughter, Betina (Hodges) Beard (husband, James) of Mercersburg, Pa. and son, Robert Hodges (wife, Anne) of Hollywood, FL; grandson Donald Beard, (wife, Melanie) of Mercersburg, Julie (Beard) Wilson (husband, Kevin) of Valrico, FL. Nicholas Hodges of Mercersburg, Tanya (Hodges) Ross, (husband, Bill ) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; great-grandchildren, James Beard, Erin Salahov (husband, Andrey), Jaedyn & Kadence Wilson, Stewart & Anne Ross; great-great-grandchildren, Justus, Emmett, & Aspen Beard, and Paxton & Adeline Salahov.  
Mary Jane was a Proverbs 31 woman.  She supported her evangelist and pastor husband in ministry for many years as they served churches in the east and midwest. She put two of her brothers through Bible school working as a “Rosie the Riveter” on airplanes during WWII.  She worked hard, diligently & skillfully with her hands, holding jobs as a housekeeper, food preparer, seamstress, factory worker & custodian. She owned businesses as a dog breeder and arts and crafts entrepreneur, creating beautiful décor out of recycled feedsacks and upcycled fabric with her business “Mary Jane’s Attic”.  She was a decorator who could envision & create beauty out of whatever she held in her hands, and her green thumb made every space she touched bloom with color. She was little but mighty, fighting her way back to health even after two cancer diagnoses.  She loved traveling to coastal Florida’s warmth as well as sitting on her swing enjoying her beloved Pennsylvania mountains. She was deeply loved by her family who will miss her so much.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 12 pm at New Life Christian Church, 12031 Hopewell Road, Hagerstown. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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