Published on Friday, 22 July 2016 10:02
Mary Frances Hogue, 73, of Falls City, formerly of Waynesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Falls City Health Center.
Mary was born Thursday, Dec. 31, 1942, in a fierce winter storm in Waynesburg, PA to late Howard Lawrence Garber and Genevieve “Jane” Orndoff Garber.
She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School Class of 1961. She missed graduating in 1960 because of severe illness. She attended business school in Hagerstown, MD., She worked as an office manager for the former Sutton Printing Co., on Franklin Street in Waynesburg, for several years.
She left the business world to be a full-time devoted homemaker in 1970, after her first attack of Crohn’s disease. Her second battle with Crohn’s disease in 1986 left her to be dependent on IV therapy. For 30 years, she baffled the medical community in her resilience against Crohn’s.
While quiet in her social spheres, her faith was strong, as she traveled and lived with her son John, who is ordained in the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ faith traditions. She lived with her son John in Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and most recently Nebraska. Her recent travels led her to see her son John working to complete his credentials in the United Methodist Church of which he currently serves the First United Methodist Church in Falls City and Trinity United Methodist Church in Rulo.
Survivors include her two sons, John “Jack” (Karen) King of Beaver, PA and the Rev. John R. (Veronica) Hogue of Falls City; four grandchildren, Kristy, Daniel, Isaac and Nethanel; brother, Howard R. Garber of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews who live in California and Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Hogue and former ex-husband John Raymond Morris; brother, Theodore Garber, infant brother Barry and an infant grandchild.
A celebration of her life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Falls City on Aug. 19 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 18, and an hour priior to services at the Church.
A committal service will take place in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg, PA on Sept. 16, 2016. The family requests no flowers and memorials in her honor can be given to Epworth Village, York Ne or Camp Scholarships at Trinity United Methodist Church Rulo, 1700 Harlan St., Falls City, NE 68355.