Elizabeth Rose Hodous, a nurse who worked in her husband's medical office in Van Bibber for many years, died of pneumonia Tuesday at the Bel Air Convalescent Center. She was 81.
Services for Mrs. Hodous, who had lived in Van Bibber, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Cokesbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Abingdon.
Her husband, Dr. Frederick O. Hodous, maintained a general practice for more than 40 years until his death in 1975.
The former Elizabeth Rose Johnston was born in Marlinton, W. Va. She grew up in Baltimore, where she graduated from Eastern High School and the Church Home and Hospital Nursing School.
She belonged to the auxiliary of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and to the Harford Democratic Club. She also enjoyed motorboating and sailing, and was a member of the Bush River Yacht Club and the Baltimore Yacht Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Schmitz of Bel Air; three sons, Dr. Frederick L. Hodous, a Bel Air dentist, John J. Hodous of Silver Spring and Dr. Thomas K. Hodous of Morgantown, W. Va.; two sisters, Margaret Yaeger of Havre de Grace and Christine Arthur of Ocean City; and five grandchildren.