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Obituary of Leta B. Hodgins

Leta B. Hodgins, daughter of Verne R. Jacobs and Lulu I. (Powell) Jacobs was born May 19, 1922 at Mankato, Kansas and passed away on January 30, 2013 at Republic County Long Term Care, Belleville, Ks at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Leta attended country school and graduated from Montrose Rural High School. She graduated from nurses training at St. Joseph Hospital in Concordia, Ks. She was a Registered Nurse and was employed at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Ks for many years. She was united in marriage on April 6, 1947 to William E. Hodgins Jr. and to this union three sons and four daughters were born.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Belleville, Ks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Verne and Lulu Jacobs, son, Thomas L. Hodgins, grandson, Timothy Jarboe, two brothers, George Jacobs, Leo Jacobs, one sister, Ila R. Sheahan.
She is survived by her husband, William E. Hodgins Jr. of Belleville, Ks, four daughters, E. Marie (Rev. Ralph) Jarboe of Salina, Ks, Maida A. Lancaster of Artesia, California, Barbara J. Hodgins of Belleville, Ks., Judith (Don) Melby of Scandia, Ks, two sons, John (Donna) Hodgins of Riley, Ks., William Allen Hodgins of Belleville, Ks., 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one brother, Hugh (Bud) Jacobs of Arvada, Colorado, one sister, Ruth A. Holdren of Beloit, Ks, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Two PM, Saturday, February 2, 2013, First United Methodist Church, Belleville, Ks, conducted by, Rev. Ralph Jarboe and Rev. Emily Meckley.
Interment will be in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Ks.
Memorials may be given to Family Choice
Friends may call on Friday from 9 AM to 9 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Ks where the family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Ks in charge of arrangements.


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