- Local Guide
Ruth E. Hogan, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Moorehead House, Indiana, where she was a resident for the past two years. She previously resided in her home on Rustic Lodge Road, Indiana, after living in Regent Square in the Pittsburgh area for nearly 25 years.
She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Wallace C. and Jean (Brown) Wolfe.
For 58 years, she was married to Donald G. Hogan, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 2003.
They were married June 17, 1945, at the Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.
During their married life, they lived in Westerville, Ohio; Punxsutawney; Providence, R.I.; and Pittsburgh and Indiana.
Mrs. Hogan was a 1939 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. She graduated from Otterbein College, Westerville, in 1943, where she worked part-time as a secretary in the college office.
After graduating, she taught school in Louisville, Ohio, from 1943-1945.
From 1964 until her retirement in 1977, she taught English at Dickson Junior High School for the Swissvale school district.
Mrs. Hogan had previously done substitute teaching from 1959 until 1964 in the Swissvale school district.
Mrs. Hogan was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana, where she was very active until her last few declining years.
She taught childrenâ€™s Sunday School, along with being a member of Maryâ€™s Circle, Bible Study and the Jamison Sunday School class, and she assisted with Vacation Bible School. She was active in the United Methodist Church her entire life wherever she lived.
She was a lifetime member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogy Society.
She and her husband traveled extensively in the United States, and also traveled to Canada, England, Scotland, Israel, Greece and Egypt.
Previously, they spent their winters on Hutchinson Island in Florida.
Mrs. Hogan enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, playing the piano and organ, crocheting, knitting and caring for her family.
Surviving relatives include a son, William Hogan and wife Lonna of Southport, N.C.; two daughters, Nancy Anderson and husband James of Punxsutawney, and Ann Hamrock and husband Joseph (Jan) of Lake Frederick, Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Cohen, Kris Anderson, Eric Hamrock and Jodie Hewitt; four great-grandchildren, Sara Hancock and Jesse Wheeler, Macie Hewitt, Joseph Hamrock; and two great-great-grandchildren Scarlet and Suellen Wheeler.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Wolfe, an infant brother, Billy Wolfe; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Anderson.
Mrs. Hogan was the last remaining member of her family.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the funeral home with Pastor Kathy Mihoerck officiating.
Interment will follow at the Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mrs. Hoganâ€™s name to the Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa. 15701.
Online condolences may be made at www.bowserminich.com.