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Betty Hodel

July 20, 1935 — August 13, 2017

Roanoke-Betty Jane Hodel, 82, of Roanoke passed away at 12:41 pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Germantown Hills surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 20, 1935 in Benson, IL a daughter of David and Cassie Reinken Moritz. She married Gerald Wayne Hodel on June 10, 1956 in Benson, IL. He passed away on December 27, 2006.

Surviving are one son, Kyle (Margi) Hodel of Germantown Hills, IL; one daughter, Lori (Jeff) Sparks of Roanoke, IL; seven grandchildren, Cassie (Jason) Kennell; Bethany (Dan) Harms; Jessica Kern; Adam (Kaylee Bedel) Hodel; Jacob Washer; Ben (Brittany) Hodel; Emily Washer; twelve great-grandchildren, Ashton, Kylar, Callie, Camryn Kennell; Leyton, Sawyer, Remy, Finley Harms; Brynlee Bedel; Lyla and Sylvie Hodel; Ryder Kern; one sister, Gloria (Don) Punke of Benson; and one brother, David (Orpha) Moritz of Benson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wesley Moritz.

Betty was a homemaker who loved raising her family and working alongside her husband, Jerry as the bookkeeper for their family business. Together they owned and operated Roanoke Concrete for many years.

Family was very important to Betty and she especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling where she participated in leagues for 40 years and was an avid Cubs fan.

Betty was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Benson and later attended the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church with her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Friday at the church before services. Burial will be in the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


AUG 17. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648


AUG 18. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

Funeral Services

AUG 18. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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