Lottie Ellen Hodges, 84, of Leitchfield, passed away Saturday night, March 3 surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 22, 1933 in Leitchfield, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Dorina Rea Ferry Kiper.

She was a 1953 graduate of Leitchfield High School. Lottie married the love of her life, Leroy Hodges, on June 6, 1953, and they became inseparable. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Little Clifty Baptist Church.

She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Al Cross, of Frankfort; sisters, Peggy Cummings (Kenneth) and Wilda Escue (Harvel); and a brother, Ellis Kiper (Sandra), of Leitchfield. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, James Major Kiper and Janie Sue Kiper.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, March 7, at Dermitt Funeral Home, Bro. Gerry Otahal officiating, with burial in Leitchfield Memory Gardens.

Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. (CST) Tuesday and will also be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service.

Online condolences can be made at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.