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Mary E. (Gray) Hodson

December 1, 1931 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 88)

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Mary E. Hodson, 88, of Moline, formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home.  A live-stream funeral may be viewed at 1:30 pm Friday, July 31, 2020 at www.wheelanpressly.com/live-stream.  Public visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 pm Friday at the funeral home.  In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  The funeral home staff will monitor capacity limits and allow up to 50 people in at a time.  Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island.  Memorials may be made in care of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan or the American Heart Association.

Mary was born in Rock Island, Illinois on December 1, 1931, a daughter of Raymond D. and Margaret M. Strobbe Gray.  She married Don Samuelson and they later divorced.  She married Carl Hodson on January 25, 1964.  He preceded her in death on November 17, 2015.

Mary enjoyed having dinner with friends at the Village Inn on Saturday nights.  She also enjoyed playing BINGO and Euchre. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Marla Frost, Moline and Robyn (Tracey) Bentley, St. Helena, Calif.; a step-daughter; grandsons, Logan (Jamie) Frost and Jacob (Erika) Frost, both of Moline and Ross (Erin) Bentley, Calif.; granddaughter, Jordan (Robbie) Bentley, Calif.; 8 other grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister – Kathleen Langdon, brother – Raymond Gray Jr. and son-in-law, Christian “Chris” D. Frost.

Online condolences, memories and expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com

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July 31, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Live Broadcasted Funeral
July 31, 2020

1:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Video is available for this event


Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery
4205 30th St
Rock Island, IL 61201


Quad City Animal Welfare Center
724 2nd Avenue W., Milan IL 61264

American Heart Association

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