In loving memory of

Shirley Ketchen Hodges
May 25, 1933 - July 7, 2019

On Sunday, July 7, 2019 while under the care of Trustbridge Hospice, Shirley Ketchen Hodges of Boca Raton and formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida passed away with her family by her side, she was 86.

Born in South Bend, Indiana she is the beloved wife of the late, Joseph F. Hodges, Jr. and loving mother of Andrew Hodges (Terri) and Susan Gabrione (Mark) and sister of James Ketchen (Jeanne). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Andrew Hodges, Jr., James Gabrione, Matthew Gabrione, Trista Hodges and Trace Hodges and her nephew, Michael Ketchen.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at 3:30 p.m. at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 4650 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. Private burial services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Mrs. Hodges to the Boca Care Center of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation care of the Boca Care Center or at

Online condolences may be made at


Gail Carroll wrote on Jul 13, 2019:

"She was my PE teacher. Remember when she got married. She was hard on us but also made it fun. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Gail Carroll Valdosta, Ga"

Bette Brownlow wrote on Jul 12, 2019:

"I am so sad to hear of your loss. Mrs. Hodges taught us PE in Junior High School. Lots of fun and interesting memories here of both Mr. and Mrs Hodges. Your video is wonderful. Prayers and blessings as you go through this loss. It is also a loss of a piece of childhood here. Bette Brownlow"