In loving memory of

Ronda J. Hodge
November 5, 1951 - September 7, 2020

Ronda J. Hodge, 68, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born on November 5, 1951, in Marion, IN, to the late Charles and Joan "June" Shields. Ronda graduated from Fairmount High School in 1970, and from Ball State University in 1974 with her bachelor's degree in physical education. She married Jack "JD" Hodge on June 25, 1977. Ronda was a member of Psi Iota Xi for 40 years. She was a member of First Friends Church in Marion. Ronda was co-owner of JTrans, Inc. and Central Waste, LLC. She enjoyed spending time with her family, singing, reading, and gardening.

Ronda is survived by her husband Jack "JD" Hodge; children, Holli (John) Pearce, Shelli (Jesse Fordyce) Hodge, and Jason Hodge; sisters, Dawn Reagan and Dian Hoheimer; brother, Nile (Mary) Stanton; grandchildren, Kinzie, Jaycie, and Karlie Pearce, and Lincoln Fordyce.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Joan "June" Shields, and brother Charles Anthony "Tony" Shields.

Arrangements for Ronda have been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 S. Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953. On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at The River Church, 759 S. Lenfesty Avenue, Marion, IN 46953, the family will have a visitation from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Matthew Trexler officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date.

The family requests that memorial gifts can be designated for Corticobasal Degeneration at Mayo Clinic and can be made online at or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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Ruthann Vetor Irvin wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Prayers for God's peace and comfort in your Family's time of grief "

Kathy Sefton wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"JD and Family- I was so sorry to hear about Ronda, what a special lady. You area in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Fowler Sefton"

Connie Jo Lynch wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"Ronda was a beautiful lady inside and out My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family Connie Lynch"

Becky Justus wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Ronda was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always willing to help anyone which includes me. So many fond memories or Ronda. Those memories are always with a smile on her face. Rest In Peace Ronda! "

Terry and Jane McDaniel wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Ronda was a friend who I met at Ball State and we would sometimes see each other around Marion. She was a sweet girl and we are so sorry and know she is gone too soon. We will keep the family in our prayers."

Susie Stace wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about Ronda?s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! We have fond memories of Easter at the Hodges and Ronda?s sweet smile. Craig and Susie Stace"

Richard &Judy Hensley & family wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Ronda baby sit with our children when we moved to Fairmount. She was so beautiful and young. Memories bring much comfort. Judy& Richard Hensley"

Phil and Carol Maggart wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Carol and I will always remember Rhonda as a strong leader, manager, wonderful wife and mother. The Maggart Family."

Judi Bolanos wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about my friend, Ronda. We were roommates and friends at Ball State, and we stayed in touch over the years. We had our first babies around the same time, and she came to visit me when Holly was an infant in San Francisco. I saw her a few times when I came home to Indiana, and she visited me again when her family was out here visiting Southern California. She was a beautiful person - inside and out - and we were planning a visit this past summer, but the plans changed when she told me she wasn\'t up to a visit. Prayers to comfort her family, and she will be missed. Gone too soon. "

Bill Henry wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"so sorry to learn of her passing. she was great lady. my deepest condolences. her memory is a blessing."

Joan Hudson wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Ronda\'s death, May God be by your side in the days to come.. JD,, You and your childern are in my Prayers. (Lisa Felty Mother,) Joan Hudson."

Debra Kelly wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"JD and family so sorry, Rhonda was a sweet women. She use to come out and sit on the pool steps and visit with me while I worked on pool. ? Debra "

Angela Grogan wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Ronda was a super friend. She had a giant heart matched by her beauty. She loved her family and will be sadly missed by everyone."

Jenny Maidenberg wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Dear Hodge family......Ronda was such a terrific person, parent at Southeast. Always friendly and smiling with a real love for her children. She will be missed. Jenny Maidenberg"

Elizabeth Liz Day wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"So sorry to read of the passing of Rhonda she was a lovely person. I served with her on the Maion Parents organization in the late 90s.I always found her to be kind and helpful. My deepest sympathy to her family. I am curre out of town helping with my grandchildren due to the school situation. Gods blessings to you sincerely Liz Day"

Brittnie Monroe wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"I remember as I was a child she would hold Easter egg hunts at her home for family and friends and their children, as I got older my nieces and nephews got to go enjoy them. She was an amazing person!! So sad to see her go. "

Candy Lester wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"She was a very caring woman. I didnt know her but I waited on her at Myers drive in 10 yrs ago and she gave me a very generous tip cause I was pregnant. She made sure to tell me to take that tip and buy my unborn baby something very special and I did just that. I was very grateful for her that day cause I was in a rough time. Thank u so much for kindness "

Nile Stanton wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"My sister Ronda was a loving, talented, and charming woman. She will be greatly missed. -- Special thanks to JD Hodge for assuring she always had the best of the best of everything, including the extraordinary care required during Ronda\'s last several years. "

Gary & Sandi Rice wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"JD and family, We are so sorry to hear of Ronda's passing. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. You are in our prayers. Gary & Sandi Rice"

AJ Julian wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"My condolences to the entire Hodge Family! I bowled with Jason Hodge and John Pearce. So very sorry for your loss !"

Kurt & Anne Kohlmorgen wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"We are so sorry to hear the passing of Ronda! She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by so many! May God give you peace and comfort at this time! Prayers for all!"

Cheryl e (MOORMAN) Bole wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Rhonda was a wonderful person who attended and helped at my wedding many years ago after we met at Ball State. I am so saddened to hear of her passing as I had lost touch after moving away. Many prayers for her loving family. I?m glad she had a great life with the love of her life JD"

Cathy and Mike Beck wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Heaven gained another angel in Ronda! May she find peace and contentment in Paradise! We send our condolences to her loving family and dear friends. Cathy and Mike Beck"

kim loiler wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Dian & family, we are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Beautiful picture of her. - Kim (Liestenfeltz) & Don Loiler, California "

Sherry ( Tony ) Bryant wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"JD So sorry to hear about your wife . Prayers for you and your family! Sherry Bryant & Family ( Tony Bryant)"

Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Carolyn Mitchener) Kratzer wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"I am sorry to read of Ronda passing. I graduated with Ronda and remember her as a kind, fun, and respectful person. She was always cheerful and pleasant. May God be you peace and comfort as you grieve her loss. "