SIKESTON — Kathryn Austin "Kay" Hodges, 92, of Mississippi County, Missouri, died Oct. 15, 2020, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 30, 1927, in Cairo, Illinois, to the late Rufus Harris Austin and Lora Ruth Holtzclaw Austin, she lived in the Samos community as well as Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief.
On Sept. 8, 1944, in Blytheville, Arkansas, shey married J.C. Hodges, who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2012.
In addition to her parents and husband, her son, Dennis Ray Hodges; and two brothers, Lloyd and Bob Austin, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one niece, Sherry McCarthy of Alameda, California; and special friends, Stephen and Chris McClanahan and family.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston. Mary Katherine Branum will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.