Ruth Hogan

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Ruth Ophelia Hogan was born at home on September 10, 1933 in Joaquin, Shelby County TX and passed away in Smithville, Bastrop County TX on October 15, 2017. She was born to Cyril and Mamie Bridges Powell being the fifth of seven children. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Eugene, Fred, Pat and Dick; sister, JoAnne; along with parents. She skipped the 3 & 5 th grade and graduated high school at 16 years old. At age 18, Ruth would have a very short lived marriage that would bring life to daughter Donna Jane. By age 20, Ruth had found the man she would spend the next 57 years with until his death in 2010, James Hogan and to this union came daughter Kay and son Buddy. After retiring from the Willis School district, she was very active in the Friendship Center, the VFW, and loved to go gambling in Louisiana. She is survived by her children, Jane and her husband The Rev. Mike Keppler, Kay and her husband Lonnie Buchanan, and James Jr. (Buddy); 2 granddaughters, Robin and Amy (Charles) and 4 great- grandchildren, Cierra, Kayla, Brandon and Nevets; great-great granddaughter, Emma. Visitation will be at ­­­­10:00AM and the funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Cashner Funeral Home with interment to follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge the Bastrop Nursing Center for the care Ruth received the past 23 months of her life.


Published on from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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