Anna Jane Hodges

Anna Jane Hodges

1933-2020Hodges, Anna

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Anna Jane (Outlaw) Hodges, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior. Anna Jane was a loving mother of two daughters, Cindy Rice of Edmond, Okla., and Teri (Daryl) McCarthy of Lenexa, Kan. She was grandmother to Justin (Kara) Rice and Anna Jane Rice, all of Edmond. She was the step-grandmother of Lance (Jamie) McCarthy and Lana (Kevin) Eklund. She had two great grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Jane died at Integris Medical Center in Edmond.

Anna Jane was born January 3, 1933, in Denison, Tex. She was the only child of Earl and Viola (Hestand) Outlaw. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 59 years, Troy I. Hodges, their daughters Karen Denise Hodges and Baby Hodges and her much-loved son-in-law Michael T. Rice. Troy and Jane were married in Carlsbad, N.M., on November 20, 1951.

Jane was a vibrant personality who loved to laugh. She was always the life of the party. She loved God with all of her heart and enjoyed serving her church, Spring Creek Assembly, as its receptionist for over five years. She loved people and they loved her. For most of her married life Jane was a homemaker, but worked occasionally as a bookkeeper or in sales. Due to Troy’s work, the couple made their home in several states including Wash., Ga., Tex., Kan., and Okla. She was an avid Scrabble player and gardener. Jane had a favorite saying, and it really guided her life, “God doesn’t make mistakes!” Her faith sustained her through life and it certainly sustained her in death. She’s safe in the arms of Jesus.

The family would like to thank Tealridge Assisted Living Center and Integris Hospital, both in Edmond, for their excellent compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) general fund. Online giving: or checks may be sent to: FOCL, P.O. Box 1442, Wheaton, IL 60187, please indicate ‘general fund’ in the memo line. Thank you.

The family will hold a private grave-side service. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

3 thoughts on “Anna Jane Hodges”

  1. Kathy Courtney

    Cindy & Teri,
    I was so sorry to read of Jane’s passing this morning. Although, it was many years ago that I worked with her, she and her family still have a special place in my heart. She was a wonderful Christian woman. Jane was always full of laughter and so much fun to be around. My thoughts/prayers/love are with you.

  2. Anita Harris

    I loved Jane so very much and I’m so sorry for all of you. When I heard about her homegoing, many wonderful memories began to flood my thoughts, but I have to tell you about a song that immediately came to mind. The Gaither Vocal Band sang it and it’s about the first day in heaven. The words go “Well it’s a great, great morning Your first day in Heaven When you stroll down the golden avenue. There are mansions left and right And you’re thrilled at every sight And the saints are always smiling saying “How do you do?” Oh it’s a great, great morning You’re first day in Heaven. When you realize your worrying day are through. You’ll be glad you were not idle. Took time to read your bible
    It’s a great morning for you.
    I thought of Jane! You know she was greeted and was greeting. Precious lady whom I loved and will never forget! She and Marion Whitener are back together going for shakes.

  3. JoAnn Dudley

    So sorry for your mother’s passing. I never met your mother, but realized we are related through the Outlaw
    side of the family. I have pictures of your ancestors that I would like to share with you, if you are interested.
    My grandmother was Sarah Tennessee Morgan, who was a half-sister of your great-grandfather, Ruben
    Outlaw. They had the same mother, Nancy Ann Lofton, born about 1845 in Conway County, Arkansas.
    I have a wedding picture of Ruben and Sarah (Hill) Outlaw taken in 1905, an original postcard photo of your great-great grandparents, Ruben and Nancy Ann Outlaw and another photo of them, likely when they married, as well as a picture of Nancy with one of her daughters, her daughter and granddaughter (4 generations). Also, I have pictures of others in the family, as well as obituaries.
    When I was 9 or 10, a great uncle, Pomp, talked my dad into going to Bells, TX to visit Rube and Sarah. I went
    along to take care of my Grandma Sarah. We met several of the sons (I recall Fred and Cecil, in particular) and
    some other family members.
    You may contact me by phone: 848-1339 or 808-2267 or by email:
    I live about a mile north of Penn Square Shopping Center, so not that far from Edmond.

    Again, I’m sorry for your great loss. I regret that I never had a chance to meet your mother. I would have contacted her if I’d known she lived in Edmond. She must have been a wonderful and exceptional lady!

    Best Regards, JoAnn Dudley

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