Irene S. Hodge, 64

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Irene Sue Hodge, 64, of  Bolivar, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2020, in Schoenbrunn Healthcare Center at New Philadelphia following a long illness.

Born June 12, 1956, in Canton, she was the daughter of  the late David Ray and Hazel Odessa Berry Gamble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Weir and Kenny Weir; three sisters, Doris (Weir) Hartline, Frances (Weir) Brenneman and Shirley (Weir) Landry; and her longtime companion, Ed “Teed” Martin.

Irene was a graduate of Carrollton High School. She was fond of spending her time reading, or when the opportunity presented itself, going to play bingo at the New Philadelphia Elks Club, or anywhere else she could find a bingo game. But little else could match the freedom she felt when she had the chance to go for a ride in the car with family or friends. She was a loving sister and aunt who will be missed by those who knew her. 

She is survived by  two brothers, David M. (Becky) Gamble of Dellroy and Ronald Weir of Bowerston; a sister, Mrs. Mary (Glenn) Shaner of Carrollton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment of her ashes will follow in Union Valley Cemetery near Dellroy where a private graveside service will be observed at a later date. To leave an online condolence message, visit

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