December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:00 AM St. Michael Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3-7pm
Maria S. Hodge (Schwarz), 88, of Mechanicsburg passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
She was born July 23, 1923 in Halsbach, Bavaria, West Germany, the daughter of Johan and Theresa (Fischereder) Schwarz.
Maria retired from Ranco Controls after 32+ years of service. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg for over 60 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Alma (Robert) Shipley of Springfield; son, Klaus (Sharon) Fricke of Columbus; grandsons, Christopher Fricke and Michael (Brandi) Fricke both of Columbus; great granddaughter, Kamryn Fricke.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John H. Hodge and her son, Robert Fricke.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-7 P.M. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg with Father Larry Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Maria’s memory to
St. Michael Catholic Church, 40 Walnut St, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.