Keith Owen Hodgson, 89, of Prairie Village, passed away on October 24, 2013.
Keith was born on October 25, 1923 in Little River, Kansas to Frederick Earl and Lulu Vastie Hodgson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as an engineer for three years. Keith graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and worked for Mann and Company and Hutchinson Foundry and Steel Company in Hutchinson before moving to Kansas City.
Keith and his wife, Shirley lived in Hutchinson, KS for the first 25 years of their marriage, where they raised four children. Keith retired from Burns & McDonnell as an estimating engineer after 25 years of service.
Keith is preceded in death by his two sons, Brent and Tommy Hodgson, and his wife, Shirley. He is survived by his son, Dr. David and Melody Hodgson of Washington, KS, and his daughter,
Nancy Hodgson Ruzicka and her husband Tom of Mission Hills, KS, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was the best example of what a father and grandfather should be. We will miss his gentle spirit. Memorial contributions will benefit the Adelaide C. Ward Women's Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital: Checks payable to KU Endowment and mailed to Fund Development, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Ste 302, Westwood, KS 66205 or give online at www.achangeofheartkc.org.
Services will be held privately.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com
(Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-648-6224)