Mary Louise Corley Hodde

Mary Louise Corley Hodde, 81, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Service Information: Funeral service will be held at 10:00a.m., Monday, June 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco with Pastor Austin Nickel officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Ross. Visitation will be 5 to 7:00p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Mary was born in Waco, on April 26, 1938 to Louise LaVerne Gassaway Corley and Herman Medford Corley. She grew up in Gholson and attended West High School.
She married Calvin Dean Hodde on January 14, 1956. Together they raised four children.
Mary worked for Waco Apparel and the McLennan County Sheriff’s department as a deputy for 20 years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church Waco, Orchard Lane Extension Education Club, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. Almost all of Mary’s family lives in the Waco area and her home was the center of family activities and large gatherings for holidays, birthdays, and special celebrations. Mary enjoyed keeping grandchildren and attending their events.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother, Irene Corley; brother, Medford Eugene Corley; sisters, Martha Ann Corley Lockwood and Twyla Kay Corley Moody and step-sister, Joyce Sansom.

Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dean Hodde; brother, Clifford Corley; step-brother, P.O. Killion; children, Diane Luedke and husband, Larry Sr., Glenda Bain and husband, Virgil, Calvin Ray Hodde and wife, Doris, and Dawn Wilson and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Larry Luedke Jr, Jennifer Terry, Aaron Luedke, Michael Hodde, Ashlye Luedke, Chance Hodde, Mari Wilson, Stanton Bain, Karina Wilson, Fallon Bain, and Corley Hodde and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons with granddaughters serving as honorary pallbearers.

For those who desire, memorials may be made to the White Rock Cemetery Association, 214 Broughton Dr. Woodway, TX 76712; First Lutheran Church Waco, 100 North 6th Street Suite #301 Waco, TX 76701; or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Scott & White Kidney Transplant and Providence Hospice Place for their care and support of Mary.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sabrina and Charles Beck

    Our hearts are saden by your lost. May the God of peace be with you in during your time of lost.

  2. Garlon and Faye Terry

    So sorry for your loss of your loved one. It’s hard to put in words how the heart feels at times like this, but to the Hodde Family, you lost a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a g-grandmother, aunt, sister, but she is free of all pain. Plus, she gained her Angel Wings, so when you see a penny on the ground, pick it because she tossed it to you.
    My prayers go to the family for comfort.

  3. Cyndi Snokhous

    To the Family of Mary Hodde,
    Although I had occasion to speak and interact with Mrs. Hodde only a few times, I came to instantly admire her. Indeed, she was a very special person. So kind, so cordial, so personable, so creative, too. I loved driving by her home, when I was in the neighborhood, to see how the front was decorated. I am very sad that she had to leave for her heavenly home, and my prayer is that all of you will be comforted and strengthened by our Savior Jesus Christ. You are in my prayers.
    Cyndi Snokhous, China Spring, TX

  4. Prayers to all the family! We all have no doubt God received another angel!
    Love and prayers,
    Susan Hughes & Mary Louise Kaddatz Compton

  5. Francine Huseby

    I always felt that Mary was the foundation of your family. She was a wonderful person and always made us feel a part of your family too. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary will be greatly missed. God will give you strength.

  6. Charles Kaddatz

    Mary was always so kind with her smile and always made it a point to have a conversation at our family events. She will truly be missed by Tori and I. We extend our hearts and prayers to Dean and the family as they start this new journey with another angel overseeing their path and guiding the way.
    Charles (Rusty) and Tori Kaddatz, Frisco, TX

  7. Linda and i are so sad to hear of your loss. We are praying that God’s peace will help you to move ahead in the knowledge that she is in His hands, free from sorrow and pain.

  8. Debra Gullion

    Diane, I so very sorry for your loss. Even though I only knew your mother for a short while, I know she was a great mother and grandmother. May God help to ease your pain through these sad times.
    Lynn and Jimmy Gullion

  9. Janice Trojan kucera

    So sorry to hear of Mary so sad to hear this loss.shevwill be greatly missed,my thoughts and prayers go out to the family!!!Gods peace she is now in gods hands!!!!may she rest in peace!!!

  10. Shirley Patrick-Bolfing

    Mary was such a beautiful lady with a kind soul. She will be missed. Prayers for comfort for all her loved ones.

  11. Calvin and family, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

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