February 17, 1929 ~ July 10, 2021

Born in: Sulphur Well, KY
Resided in: Center, KY

Jenny Porter Hodges, age 92, passed away July 10th at her home in Center, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Willie Jessie and Hallie Williams Porter and had one sister the late Gertrude Porter James (Pete).
Jenny was an avid reader and lifelong educator having taught in the local school system and taught a Sunday School class at Center United Methodist Church where she was the oldest member having joined the church over 69years ago. She also served on the Metcalfe County Library Board for many years.
Her favorite hobby was that of gardening, as evidenced by her “Southern Living” garden which she tended in her back yard. She was a charter member of the Metcalfe County Garden Club.
Jenny was also passionate about Genealogy and researched and shared information about ancestors with family and friends.
She was married to the late Fraser Hodges for 59 years and has two daughters;
Nancy Hodges Steele (Glyn) and Anne Foster Hodges (Sonny Foster) and one granddaughter Whitney Steele Ball, DPT (Matt).
A Celebration of Life Service for family and friends will be held on Sunday July 18, at 3:00 pm. The service will be held at the Cassady Cemetery on Herbert Hodges Road in Center, Kentucky.
Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Hodges. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at
Memorial donations may be made to:
Center United Methodist Church
Metcalfe County Library
Metcalfe Garden Club
Donations may be mailed to: Butler Funeral Home
P.O. Box 117
Edmonton, Kentucky 42129

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  1. Such a beautiful lady who dearly loved her husband, family and all she met. Classy, smart, kind, and all the things we aspire to be. Heaven has gained a special angel. Hugs and prayers to all… she made her mark in this world. Linda

  2. Jenny was a beautiful lady who was so considerate of others. She and Fraser were role models for so many. Cathy and I send our condolences to all of her family.

  3. Jenny will be missed by many,such a beautiful woman so kind and caring.
    My prayers for the family .

  4. A very fine lady, married to a very fine man. To Nancy and Ann, please know that you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Richard Clark.

  5. So sorry to hear about Jenny. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. May all those sweet memories comfort you all in the days to come.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hodges was a beautiful person inside and out. I will definitely miss seeing her. She always had a smile on her face and was so kind and gracious. She was a very classy lady. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  7. Ann-so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mother, but when we would meet, she always had the sweetest smile.
    I will always her smile.😇

  8. Jenny and I were best friends all through High School. She and I were the two remaining members of our class. Now, I am the only one of our class left.
    Many, many memories!!!!!! May God’s presence be felt by each of you family members in a Special Way.

  9. The most gracious and welcoming person that I have ever met. Her love for the Lord, her Church(Center United Methodist) and Church family, was a true inspiration to all. Beautiful & Classy. Her love of flowers, was just an extention of her love & peacefulness. Love and blessings to all who loved her. “Miss Vicki” Jeffries

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