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Obituary: Frances Lee Hodler

Obituary: Frances Lee Hodler

May 29th, 2019 in Obituaries
Location: Phoenix, az

Frances Lee Hodler Ford, 86, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona on November 30, 2018. She was born on May 31, 1932, in Independence, Missouri to Edward Christian Hodler and Ella Blanche Alley Hodler. As a child and young adult, she lived in Tipton, Iowa where she attended Tipton Consolidated School. In 1949, Frances married her high school sweetheart, Hilbert Upton Ford, also from Tipton. They lived in Tipton and Davenport, Iowa before moving to Denver, Colorado in 1958. After their divorce in 1977, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she worked as an office manager for a podiatrist. She was the proud former president of the Waymark Chapter of the Grandmother's Club. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her six children: Deborah (John) Bryant, Rebecca (Paul) Zancanelli, Michael (Marge) Ford, Steven (Lynda) Ford, Jeffery (Jill) Ford, Julie (Bradley) Gunder; sister-in-law, Judy (Don) Timm; brother-in-law, Terry (Phyllis) Ford; and best friend, Connie (Rex) Burger; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband; grandsons, Paul and Mark Johnson; and nephew, Daniel Timm. Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. David Stoner. Burial will be at the Salem U.C.C. Cemetery near California, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. in California, Missouri.