MARY FRANCIS READY HODGES, 94, a longtime resident
of El Dorado, AR, went to be with her Lord & Savior
and joined her family and friends March 1, 2013,
with burial in Lisbon UM Cemetery at Lisbor LA.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1918 in Clyde, TX to Patrick
& Agnes Prew Ready. Mary attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1937 at Ranger, TX. She met Lee
Stewart "Jack" Hodge, whom she married in Carlsbad,
NM and remained married to for 51 years until his
death. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies
Axillary and was the president of Post 10. She & her
husband were honored to be asked to join the elite
American Legion 40 & 8 where she also became State
President. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church, and worked as an accountant clerk at Warner
Brown Sisters of Mercy Hospital. She also worked for
Dr. Duzan and at Smackover Drilling in accounting
for a short time. She loved her rose gardens and
admiring red birds.
She is survived by a son, Lee J. Hodge, and his wife,
Angela. Siblings of Mary Francis were Lucy Ready
Maillie (RHS-1938), Michael Ready (RHS-1941), and
Jerome Ready (RHS-1942).