Class of 1954
1954 Maroon Spotlight
Red Hots 51-54; Red Hots Treasurer 52-53; Red Hots Drill Leader 51-52; Annual Staff 53-54; Class Assemblies 51-54; Courtesy Guide 52-53; Annual Play 53-54; Glee Club 53-54.
Shirley Ann (Curran) Hodge
December 22, 1935 – April 18, 2021
Shirley Ann Hodge has gone to be with the Lord Almighty on Sunday, April 18. She was the daughter of John and Minnie Curran, born in Oklahoma City on December 22, 1935. She married William Edward (Bill) Hodge Jr. on June 28, 1953, in Perry. Bill was a fireman and chief. She was a great homemaker, cook, gardener, camper and competitive game player. She worked at St.Clair’s plumbing until Bill retired as the fire chief and they purchased the Western Auto store. After retirement, she focused more on her flowers and garden, camping, and spending time at the lake, and she loved to spend time with her kids and grandkids.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, brother John Curran, sister Helen Johnson, and infant daughter Charlotte. She is survived by her son Douglas (Doug) Hodge of Mequon, WI, daughters Cindy and husband Drew Norlin of Norman, Denise Hodge of Bethany, Joan and husband Terry Bolay of Perry, and Becky Hodge of OKC. She also has 17 grandkids, 24 great-grandkids, and 1 great-great-grandkid. She is also survived by two sisters, Rosie Hamblin of Durant and Janice Emmons of Perry. Other survivors include sister-in-law Louise Lovekamp of Oklahoma City, sister-in-law Deloris Hodge of Perry, sister-in-law Deloris Curran of Oklahoma City, and sister-in-law Ladonna Hodge of Oklahoma City.
Funeral services to honor Shirley’s life will be held on Friday (4/23) at the chapel at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home with Celebrant Larry Berger officiating. Interment will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry. A recitation of the rosary will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.