Emma Ruth Hogge

Emma Ruth Hogge

Emma Ruth Hogge, 91, Quincy, Ill., formerly of Maywood, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Good Samaritan Home.

Born May 25, 1926, in Clayton, Ill., Ruth was the daughter of Elmer Lynn Sr. and Emma Hogan Frankel. She married James Hogge on Sept. 5, 1945, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2005.

Survivors include a son, James Hogge (Pamela), Chatham, Ill.; a daughter, Nadine McKinney (Bill), Paris, Mo.; six grandchildren, Randy McKinney (Chris Scott), Cincinnati, Ohio; Brent McKinney (Cindy), Riverton, Ill.; James Hogge (Suzanne), Chatham; Jamie Davis (Roger), Sherman, Ill.; Elizabeth Hogge (Neil Skillman), Oswego, Ill.; and Lynn Hogge, Quincy; nine great-grandchildren, Roger, Emma and Ryan Davis; Alyssa and Alex Hogge; Hailey Hogge; Brooke and Lily McKinney and Addilyn Skillman; one sister, Shirley Gregory (John), Silver Springs Md.; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Frankel, Quincy.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Elmer Frankel Jr.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and William Fries.      

Ruth was a 1944 graduate of Liberty High School. She was a past member of the Marion County R-II PTA, the Marion County Cancer Society, the Neighborhood Watch Program and the V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 5129.  

She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards, doing yard sales and being outdoors.  She also volunteered for several years at the Illinois Veterans Home Museum.

Ruth was first employed at Harris Corporation in the Order Entry Department and then worked at St. Mary Hospital in the Medical Records Department for 15 years until her retirement.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m., in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Macular Degeneration or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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