Jerilynn Hodson

December 6, 2021

Jerilynn Hodson, 76, of Rossville, unexpectedly went Home on December 6, 2021 and is now rejoicing with Jesus.  She was born on May 24, 1945 in Frankfort to John and Helen (Simmons) Dorner.  She married Kenneth W. Hodson on February 14, 1985 in Rossville and he survives.

A lifelong Clinton County resident, Jerilynn was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  She was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell and a CNA at Milner’s Health Care for over 30 years.  She was also Secretary for Hodson Plumbing & Heating, her husband’s business.  She attended Living Stone Church and Rossville Bible Fellowship, where she was very involved in many areas.  She loved her Lord and was active in many women’s groups at her church.  She was in the Red Hat Society and was a Gold Lady.  She was selfless and had a heart of gold.  She enjoyed serving others by cooking and serving meals.  Her family and grandchildren meant the world to her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the

Rossville Bible Fellowship, c/o Jerry Amore, P.O. Box 581, Rossville, IN  46065 or the

Living Stone Church, P.O. Box 179, Rossville, IN 46065.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband: Ken are her Children: John (Shelley) Bowlin of Delphi, Stephanie (Larry) Rodkey of Frankfort, Melissa (Aaron) Nacke of Delphi, Suzann (David) Terry of Frankfort, David (Kelly) Hodson of Rossville, and Melissa (Gary) Ostler of Rural Frankfort; Grandchildren: Caleb Bowlin, Rachel (Capt. Tommy) Thompson, Jacob Bowlin, Courtney Rodkey, Chloe Rodkey, Taylor Nacke, Tori Nacke, Paige Terry, PayneTerry, Phoebe Terry, Alejandro Ostler, and Levi Ostler; Great-Grandson: Siggy Thompson; and Sister: Suzann (Ron) Wainscott of Mulberry.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister: Christine Barker.


Leave your Condolences

37 Condolences for “Jerilynn Hodson”

  1. Denise Matlock December 7, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    She was such a sweet, kind and lovely woman. My sympathies to all of her family.

  2. Pat Weber! December 7, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Janilyn Layton December 7, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ann & Tom Ohl December 7, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Kenny & family, Jerilyn was one of the nicest persons I’ve ever known. I was so proud to call her a friend.

    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you for the kind words. We were truly blessed, indeed.

  5. Norma(Cook) Miller December 7, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I was shocked to learn of Jerilynn’s passing. She always had a smile for me whenever or wherever I saw her, whether it was in Milner’s or in her home when I delivered her Avon order. I remember her collection of snowmen on shelves inside the front door. Her bright smile will be missed. You have my sympathy during this time.

    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      No Christmas was ever complete without some special Avon in our stockings. Thank you for that memory.

  6. Amy Bayless December 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Kenny and family,
    I am so very very sorry you have lost a very special person in your family. JL was a very special person not only to her family but to her friends. As you know, I had more spinal surgery 12-1 and I’m now in Rehab so I won’t be able to show my respect. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. Judy Parsons December 8, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Prayers coming to you and your family. We’re so sorry for you loss. Much love to you.

    Judy and Al Parsons

    • Melissa & Gary December 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm

      We love you both too. Thank you for surrounding us in prayer during this season.

  8. Dan and Lynnette Griffis December 8, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Kenny and family, So sorry for your great loss. Jerilynn was such a loving, selfless person. Her life was a great tribute to her faith.

  9. VICKI ALBAUGH December 8, 2021 at 10:19 am


    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      Bless you and thanks for sharing with the rejoicing of her Angels amongst our tears. Her friends brighten her world as well.

  10. Pete and Pam Randolph December 8, 2021 at 10:47 am

    So sorry for your loss. Jerilyn was always so kind to everyone. Prayers for all the family.

  11. Elaine Young December 8, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear of this wonderful lady’s passing! She was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known! I know she is rejoicing with Jesus!! Elaine Young

  12. Carl & Donna Chezem December 8, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Jerilynn was such a sweet lady and had the sweetest and most genuine smile. You all have been very honored to have had her as a loving member of your precious family. Our family sends our love and deepest sympathies.

    • Melissa & Gary December 27, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      She so loved your family as well. Thank you for a lifetime of family friendship.

  13. Brad & Kathy Blankman December 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother ( John and Stephanie) sending deepest condolences and prayers!

  14. Brenda Wilkinson December 8, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to help you thru this time of loss and pain. Love and prayers.

  15. Steve and Corrinne Kessler December 8, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Such a nice and caring person, there for us in our time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.

    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you Steve & Corrinne. So many Covered Bridge memories she shared with your folks. Our best to your mother as well, she cherished their friendship.

  16. Dianna Snapp December 8, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    It saddens me so much to hear of Jerilyn’s death. I was so proud to call her my friend. She was loved by all that knew her. She enjoyed life to its fullest. Heartfelt condolences to her family. She will be missed.

  17. Kathy Jackson December 8, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was so sweet. Hugs and prayers for all of you.

  18. Ken and June Harris December 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hodson family in your time of sorrow.

  19. Bill Tankersley December 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Jerilynn and I were in the FSHS class of 1963 together. My condolences go out to her family.

  20. Erilda & Ron Coleman December 8, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Dear Suzanne & Family,
    Our hearts are saddened to hear about our sweet friend, Jerilynn’s passing. Have so many fond & loving memories from Kyger School & High School. The fun times of Girl Scout meetings at your Mom’s on Armstrong St after school with other girls. Time passes so fast anymore. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers for strength & comfort especially during this season of joy for the birth of our Savior. Know Jerilynn would not want us to be sad but to rejoice that she is now at home with Jesus. God Bless – Erilda & Ron – Foley, AL

  21. Rosemary Aldrich December 9, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Jerilynn was the kindest, most caring person I ever met. I am deeply sorry for all of her family. Rosemary

    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      Rosemary I personally want to thank both you Dr. Dave for being their steady “companions in the woods” for all these years. We were truly blessed and miss her dearly.

  22. Therse Morrison December 9, 2021 at 11:27 am

    We are heartbroken over the news of your mother’s passing. Loved her very much was such a sweet and loving person. Our thoughts and prayers for her family.

  23. Jen Hodgen December 9, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    I worked with Jerilynn years ago at Milners and she was the sweetest woman in the world! She will be greatly missed ! An angel has gone home to heaven at Christmas ! Prayers and condolences to the family!

  24. Glenda B Boggess December 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mother but it sounds like you are very much like her. I’m sure she was very proud of you.

    • Melissa O December 27, 2021 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much Glenda, we were very blessed to have her in our lives. Appreciate your kind words.

  25. Marilyn (Wainscott) Mammen December 9, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Sending my condolences to the family as you grieve the lost of Jerilynn. She was a sweet lady and a sister in Christ, and I always enjoyed talking to her.

  26. Wayne and Gwen Remaly December 9, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Kenny and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jerilynn’s passing.
    She was a kind, sweet lady with a great smile.
    It was a pleasure to call her a friend.
    Gwen and Wayne

  27. Sharon Spray December 10, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Prayers for family. She was a sweet lady!

  28. Sandra Stewart Cox December 13, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayers for comfort.

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