MaryAnn Hodgins

Hale, Michigan
February 24, 1936 - October 17, 2016


Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church Hale, MI

Service Location

St. Pius X Catholic Church Hale, Michigan


Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

MaryAnn Hodgins, age 80, of Hale, MI passed away at her home with her family at her side on Monday, October 17, 2016. She was born on February 24, 1936 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Joseph & Mary (Donnelly) Sheldon. She married Robert Richards who preceded her in death in 1974. She then married Edward Hodgins in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1983. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale and was a member of the Hale VFW Post Auxiliary 7435 serving as President from 1983-1984. She was well-known for her many sewing projects, her generosity and being a very independent woman. She will be missed by all.

MaryAnn is survived by her children; Wendy (Tom) Waelchli of St. Clair Shores, Robert Richards of Zeeland, MI, Mark (Sheila) Richards of San Antonio, TX, Edward (Debbie) Hodgins of Hale; grandchildren, Matt (Heather) Richards, J.T. (Janessa) Waelchli, Alison Richards, Natalie Waelchli, Courtney (Jeff) Leaverton, Derek Richards, Erica Waelchli, Kyle Hodgins, Amber Hodgins; great grandchildren, Brianna, Annabelle, Cameron, Riggins, and Rachel. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands; brothers, Edward & Joseph Sheldon and a sister, Charlotte Dengel.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale with Fr. Joseph Ortega officiating. Interment will take place in Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale. Condolences to the family may be made at


Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery


I want to send the Martel (Dengel) condolences to all my cousins and their wonderful families. Even if we did not spend alot of time together growing up, your sweet mom shared with me the love she had for all of you and her strong sense of family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and when she laughed her face just lit up. She reminded me so much of my mom with her strong Sheldon independence. These traits i know she passed on to her family. I am so thankful to have had such a strong wonderful lady as my aunt. God Bless you all! love Karon, Brian, Katie/Zach, Laura/Michael and Brady.
— karon martel
I'm so sorry to hear that MaryAnn has passed away. I got to know MaryAnn through St. Pius X - Catholic Council of Women. She was easy to know, always warm and friendly. I will certainly miss her endearing smile and friendship. I wish I could be there to pay my respects, but I'm in Arizona for a short time. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Barb
— John & Barb Stayer
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a wonderful woman.
— Byron & Darcee (Carter) Branham
I am so sorry to hear of Maryann's passing. She was a very sweet lady that always opened her home and beach to our family when Sheila and Mark came to visit from Texas. We always had such fun there, boating, swimming, eating and just hanging out. I know how much her family will miss her as she loved you all very much. I am keeping you in my prayers for peace. God's blessing on all of you. Love, Sandi
— Sandi Helms

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