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Mary Virginia Hogan


1918 - 2020
Mary Virginia Hogan Obituary
Mary Virginia Hogan

Springfield - Mary Virginia Lewis Hogan, 101 years of age, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. She was born on June 21, 1918, in Youngtown, Ohio, to Mary Evelyn (Stevenson) and Gayle F. Lewis. Virginia attended school in Youngstown, Ohio, and later attended Central Bible Institute, in Springfield, Missouri, where she graduated in 1937.

Virginia married the love of her life, J. Philip Hogan on December 28, 1937. To this union, two children were born: James Richard in 1938 and Phyllis Lynne in 1941.

Philip and Virginia served their Lord and Savior throughout their married life together. They pastored 1938 - 1940 at Eastside Assembly (Praise Assembly) in Springfield, Missouri. Philip and Virginia later pastored in Painesville, Ohio, and River Rouge, Michigan. They were appointed missionaries to China in 1944. Prior to going to China, from 1944 - 1945, Virginia and Philip did language study at the University of California- Berkely. From 1945 to January of 1950, they served as missionaries in Ningpo, China, and later Taipai, Tawain. They returned to the United States due to the Korean War Conflict. In 1950 - 1951, they served a pastorate in Florence, South Carolina. Thereafter, Philip and Virginia moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Philip continued his ministry in Assemblies of God Foreign Missions.

Virginia continued her education in 1966, completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Upon completion of her Masters of Education degree in 1973 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, Virginia taught Sociology and World Civilizations at Central Bible College and Evangel University. In 1983, Virginia retired and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Virginia is survived by her daughter: Phyllis Lynne (Jon) Hilton of Springfield, Missouri; grandsons: Robert (Angel) McGlasson of Springfield, Missouri, and Timothy (David) McGlasson of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren: Zephan McGlasson and Celeste McGlasson. She is preceded in death by her parents: Gayle F. and Mary Lewis; husband: J. Philip Hogan; and son: James Richard.

A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Springfield, Missouri. After the funeral service, Virginia will be laid to rest next to her husband at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Virginia's memory are suggested to the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary J. Philip Hogan Missions, 1111 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802.

Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, Missouri.
Published in the News-Leader from May 21 to May 24, 2020
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