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Nancy Jayne Hodge, 84, of 9 Montgomery Village, Danville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
She was born Oct. 5, 1932, in Meadville, a daughter of the late C. Dayle Keefer and Sara M. Sorg DeRoss.
Nancy was married for 42 years to Richard F. Hodge who preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1998. They were married March 17, 1956.

Nancy was a 1951 graduate of Linesville High School.
She was a self-employed caterer for 10 years and taught cake decorating at the YWCA in Meadville. She and her husband were co-owners of the IGA Food Market in Harmonsburg from 1970-1972. From 1987 until 1991, Nancy was employed as an insurance clerk for a physical therapist in Charleston, S.C. 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.
She 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 and was an Election Judge for Mahoning Township.
Nancy 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.

She is 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, Md.; two granddaughters, Erin C. Hodge and her partner Leah B. Walker, of Baltimore, Md., and Callie J-M Hodge, of Columbus, Ohio; eight brothers, Charles C. DeRoss, of Florida, Michael D. Keefer, of Meadville, Charles J. Keefer, of San Diego, Calif., David D. Keefer, of Erie, Rev. Dayle F. Keefer and Rev. Richard D. Keefer, both of Jamestown, N.Y., James E. Keefer. of Georgia. and Joel A. Keefer. of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Rosanne S. Kinsey, of Nashville, N.C.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald K. 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 at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 20 Brookside Drive (off 642 East), Danville. Friends will be received from 1 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Services will also be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harmonsburg United Methodist Church, 14182 First St., Harmonsburg. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.
At 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 First St., Harmonsburg, PA 16422.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St. Danville.
Visit www.visneski.com.
Published on April 9, 2017
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