John Hodson


February 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM

John A. Hodson, 54, of Yates Center died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Chanute.
He was born Dec. 28, 1955, in Springfield, Ill., the son of the Rev. Frank A. and Lora O. (Leugemors) Hodson. 
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Iola and First Presbyterian Church of Yates Center where he served as an Elder.
He formerly worked for Gordon Jewelry in Dallas, Texas, where he was an assistant manager. He moved from Texas to the Chanute to be closer to his mother and father. In 1989, he moved to Yates Center. He was a craftsman and enjoyed building many projects in his home wood shop. He was an avid fisherman and collector of fishing lures and other fishing tackle. He also enjoyed community theater and was in several plays in Joplin and Carthage, Mo. He enjoyed music and singing in the church choirs. One of his greatest pleasures was hiking in the Colorado mountains.
Throughout 30 years of pain and suffering from 55 surgeries, he was determined to make the best of his situation and many times showed a great sense of humor. 
He is survived by his parents, Frank A. and Lora O. Hodson, Yates Center; and a brother, Kenneth and his wife, Jan, Valley View, Texas.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. March 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Iola. 
Memorials to First Presbyterian Church or charity of donor’s choice may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.

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