Neta Hodge, Teacher And Researcher

Posted: July 25, 1989

Neta Hodge, 41, who taught at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and was active in research efforts, died Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. She had been hospitalized since June after becoming ill with a rare virus, relatives said.

She lived in University City.

During the last several months, Dr. Hodge was a pharmaceutical account executive with Lavey, Wolff Swift Inc. of New York. She previously worked in New York for two years with the advertising firm of Sudler & Hennessey and for a year with the Deltakos advertising firm.

Dr. Hodge worked at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science for eight years, serving as an assistant professor of pharmacology and research. There, she did research in blood diseases, including leukemia.

The author of numerous published works, Dr. Hodge was a member of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Board on Arthritis, and was a member of the board of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

She was a consultant to the Diabetes Task Force in Pennsylvania.

At the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Dr. Hodge was involved in programs in sports medicine.

Born in Pawnee, Ill., the former Neta Lard earned her bachelor of pharmacy degree at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and her doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

She did her clinical pharmacy residency at Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky.

She was listed in the 1989-1990 editions of Who's Who of American Executives and Who's Who of American Women.

Surviving are her mother, Mary Lard; four brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services in Illinois will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rourke Funeral Home in Pawnee. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee.

In Philadelphia, a memorial Mass will be offered at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at St. Agatha and St. James Roman Catholic Church, 3728 Chestnut St.

Contributions may be made to the Neta Lard Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Minnie Karnes, 207 W. D St., Alpha, Ill. 61413.

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