of Gassville, AR
May 11, 2021
Margaret Ann Hodnett, 89, longtime resident of Mountain Home, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Gassville Therapy and Living. She was born on July 4, 1931, in Jack County, Texas. She was the only daughter of Emily Eliza Peaden Light and Roy Anderson Light.In 1952, Margaret married the widowed Harvey Hodnett. In the bargain she loved and raised his two young sons, David and Donald and added two more sons, Danny and Troy to complete their family. After the family's move to Baxter County, AR, in 1960, Margaret worked at Mary's Cottage Inn Cafe on Hwy. 5 S and at the Homestyle Bakery. She worked at Baxter Lab for 26 years, not only making a living but also making many friends. Margaret will be remembered as a fun loving, kind soul. She was always the life of the party and never met a stranger. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.She is survived by her sons, Danny (Kathy) and Troy (Hilda) Hodnett of Mountain home, Don of Springdale; granddaughter, Mary Martin; great grandchildren, Ashley and Mackenzie Martin and great-great granddaughter, Aria.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; her son, David Hodnett and his wife, Connie Sue; great-grandson, Tyler and Don's son, Langston; brothers, Sam, Dick, and Billy Jack; and by her parents.Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Church of Christ, 190 Whitaker Ln., Gassville, AR 72635.
I just learned of Margarets passing today. I was one of the nurses at Gassville, Margaret was on my hall. She was a special person, always the go getter, upbeat all the time. Many a day she would be found in a room visiting with some of the other ladies who worked at Baxter Lab. As a youngster I recall going to Mary's Cafe on Highway 5 south for many a good meal. I'm not sure if Margaret was still working there then. What I am sure of is she never missed an opportunity to show me the pictures in her room. She was especially proud of the picture taken at the Lab with President Clinton by her. To her family I offer you my sincere condolences. I'll never forget her.
Prayers for you and your family. Margaret was a joy to work for. I was her nurse on 3-11pm shift in 2018-2019. She always brought joy to my shift. Whether she was worrying about having enough toilet paper for potential company or finding her daily newspaper, she always brought a smile to my face. I loved her as if she were my own grandma. I am so sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing. She was an awesome lady and I loved her. She was a joy to be around. Her sense of humor kept everyone laughing. Thinking of you during this time.
So sorry for your loss, Margaret was a very good friend, She will be missed
VERY FINE LADY... PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILYPHIL AND CAROL HONEY
Margaret will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to the family. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Les and Linda. Kitchell
So sorry Danny, thinking of ya’ll, may god bless.Kevin
Lifting you all up to Christ in prayer over the loss of your sweet, sweet Mother, Margaret. She was such a joy to be around! Always a good word in any conversation, uplifting everyone in the room! We will miss her dearly, but we are comforted by the thought that we will see each other again in time to come. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand during this most difficult time.
To Troy and Family....MY God comfort you on your mother's home going...Ed loved having lunch with your parents when he took his lunches to work...He always loved seeing them...prayers for you and the family..Micky Fawcett
Margaret was a very dear friend!! I took her to church every Sunday before she were to nursing home!! I miss our Monday coffee visit s ll. She will be missed!! Will see her again someday!!l loved her like a sister!!
So sorry for the loss. I know she will always be with you. Prayers for you all.
Loved Ms. Margaret to pieces. Always a joy to be with. She and my mom would visit at the nursing home and I would sit and laugh at their stories. Will miss her!!!
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🙏Wayne and Sandy
So sorry to hear of your lose. May the Lord give you comfort.
So sorry for your loss.Margaret will surely be missed.She was always happy & such a happy person.I remember when we met at Hiram Shadow when we were both in therapy for our knee replacement.We became friends instantly!!We had a lot of lunches & enjoyed exchanging our reading books.She surely will be missed.I only wished I could have seen her one last time.Prayers for your family.I know she is keeping everyone in heaven laughing.
So sorry for your families loss, many hugs and prayers .
Margaret always had a beautiful smile. We are so sorry for you loss. Troy and family are in our prayers and thought at this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers to all the family.Margaret was such a fun and very upbeat person. May Margaret rest in peace.Dick
I am very sorry for your loss. My family is sending good thoughts and prayers to yours.
She was a very warm and kind lady she will be missed
What a wonderful dear person. Always a smile, never a frown. Always the first laugh, and the first to make you laugh. Always loving and sincere. We will miss Margaret but know she is with Harvey now and has much to share with him. Love, Steve and Lynn
I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing light. The world will be a little dimmer now.
I have always loved her and have nothing but wonderful memories of her!! I have so many memories of us laughing during church!! She will be forever missed!!
I am so sorry for your loss. She was one precious lady…always so happy and easy going. So many memories of her when I did her hair in the 70’s…she came in after work and always made my day. Thru the years she always recognized me and we would reminisce about laughter about those days. She will definitely be missed💕🌷💕Heaven gained a beautiful angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Go rest high on that mountain for your work on earth is done🙏🙏🙏
Margaret and I had some fun times going to concerts at Branson and War Eagle.She will be missed by all who knew her.
Rodney and I want to express our condolences to your family for your loss. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with.Scot and Lynn
Sorry for your lossSincere sympathy Paula Roddy Donna FosterKay WilliamsR.I.P.sweet MargaretWe all loved youGreat memories with you at Baxter LabWe kept them all laughing You fly high our dear friend and liven up Heaven with our shenanigans Sweet memories of your 80th surprise party here and so many many more sweet memories