Cleo Hodges Linvill, 82, of Hallwood, wife of George Barnes Linvill, passed away on December 21, 2021 in Salisbury, MD.
Born on October 19, 1939 in Peterstown, WV, she was the daughter of the late James E. Hodges, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Morgan. Cleo owned and operated Thornton Fashion Fabrics and Furniture and later Thornton Travel agency for many years. She was a dedicated member and past Worthy Grand Matron of the Temperanceville #88 Eastern Star, a member of Accomack Chapter #62, and a past Grand Matron for the State of Virginia. She enjoyed working with her hands, as shown by her sewing, cross stitch, needlework and embroidery. She also loved cooking and baking, especially her fresh apple cakes. Christmas was a special time for Cleo, as she decorated her house with over 15 Christmas trees. She truly enjoyed the holidays and spending time with her beloved family.
Other than her husband, Cleo is survived by two daughters, Marie Thornton Rodgers (Sonny) of Chincoteague and Debbie Thornton Baylis (Kevin) of Onley; five grandchildren, Christina Eulo Gardner (Neil), Nathan Eulo, Jason Thomas Hickman, Zachary William Baylis and Garrett Morgan Baylis; a great-grandchild, Gavin Neil Gardner; her siblings, Ruth Smith-Fraser, Lieu Lewis, Vada Morgan Hayes, Patti West and Joseph Milton Hodges; and several nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Carolyn Hodges, Fran Wesley Smith and James E. Hodges, Jr.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the Downings United Methodist Church with Rev. Hodae Kim officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A viewing will also be held on Wednesday, December 29, from 10-11am at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, 343 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden PA 19036 followed immediately by a burial at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, PA.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA and McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home in Glenolden, PA