SHERMAN - Willene Marie Hogan, 84, passed away Monday April 21, 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian WNJ in Sherman. Visitation will be held Thursday April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waldo Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday April 25 at Truth Church in Denison. Brother David Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park.|
Willene was born September 19, 1929 to Claude La Fayette Goss and Edith Adena (Johnson) Goss in Rosewood North Little Rock, Ariz. She was married to the late Donald "Red" Barnes and the late Charles Eugene "Gene" Hogan.
She was her mother's best helper, who stopped attending school in the 8th grade to help raise her siblings.
Willene retired from Texas Instruments in 1991 having worked in a variety of positions in line production.
Willene is survived by her eight children; Donny Lee Barnes of Bridgeport, TX, Dena Marie Davlin and husband David of Joaquin, TX, Teresa Gene May of Little Elm, TX, Cindy June Aurthur of Stephenville, TX, Donny Ray Hogan of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl Lynn Coleman and husband Dan of Denison, TX, Ricky Gene Hogan of Sherman, Mike Blaine Hogan and his girlfriend Tracy Harney of Kingston, Okla.; four siblings, Erma Henry of Round Rock, TX, Dorothy Chaney of Garland, TX, David Goss of White Hall, Ariz., Claudene Reynolds of Garland, TX; 30 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren, and two great- great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronny Joe Barnes, and James Eugene Hogan; sisters, Darlene La Rue, Arlie Goss, and Linda Sue Goss; and brothers Nathan, Arlie, Archie, and Wallace Goss.
Pallbearers will be, Ben Woodall (grandson), Shane May (grandson), Bobby Joe Barnes (grandson), Lee Adams, Frank Watkins, and Jerry Shubert. Honorary pallbearers will be, Dwayne Carty, Cuddles (Granny's Baby), Tony Cooper, Dale Cunningham, and Cory Clinkscales (grandson).
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to tithes and missions at Truth Church in Denison.
The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2014