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Bob Hodges

Robert D. “Bob” Hodges, 76, rural Buffalo, father of Gladys (Skyler) Clark of Iola, died March 3, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1349 Xylan Rd., Piqua.
Memorials are suggested to Horizon Hospice.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com. 
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola assisted the family.

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