Charlotte R. Hogue, 86

HAMMONDSVILLE – Charlotte R. (Williams) Hogue, 86, of Hammondsville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her husband and her loving family in her final days. The help and support of extended family, friends, neighbors and Methodist Church members was a great comfort during this time.

She was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Irondale, the daughter of the late Earl T. and Rosemont Belle (Clifford) Williams. Charlotte was the eighth of nine children.

She will be sadly missed by Bill, her husband of 66 years and soul-mate since age 13.

Charlotte was the mother of three children: William Hogue and his wife Mary Ann of East Liverpool; Mark Hogue and his wife, Lori, of Medina, Ohio; and her daughter, Connie Savona, who preceded her in death.

In addition, she leaves behind five grandchildren: Kelly, Lyndsey, William, Lizabeth, and Matthew. Also mourning are three great-grandchildren: Payton, Kendall, and Saige. She is fondly remembered as well by many nieces and nephews.

Of her eight siblings, only one sister, Alma (Joseph) Feth of Florida, survives. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Charles (Nina) Warden, of Irondale, and her son-in-law, Frank Savona, of Malvern, Ohio.

In addition to her parents and daughter, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters: Elizabeth (Robert) Boggs, Kathleen (Frank) Griffith, William (Margaret) Williams, Alta (Lynn) Davis, Violet (Gerald) Heffner, Sarah (Paul) Crist, and Thomas (Janelle) Williams.

Charlotte graduated from Irondale High School in 1946 where she was a cheerleader and drum majorette for the band. She married William (Bill) C. Hogue on July 23, 1948. Charlotte worked for many years as a cashier in East Liverpool area grocery stores and at Paisley Brothers General Store in Irondale where she later became manager of the Dry Goods Department. She also served on the Irondale Town Council in the 1980s. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Irondale.

Always a very private person, what she cherished most was her home and family. These she steadfastly defended and loved unconditionally. She delighted in home improvement projects which were always ongoing somewhere within the house. Invariably these were the product of her inspiration and careful scrutiny. Along with extensive travel throughout the United States, she enjoyed family gatherings and vacations at Holden Beach, N.C., and winters in Florida with family and friends. For both husband and wife, their retirement years were marked by trips to Germany, France, England and Italy.

One very special treat for her was the enjoyment she got from teaching songs and nursery rhymes to the very youngest family members. A particular favorite included the lyrics “Stars are the windows of Heaven; where angels peek through; Up in the sky, they keep an eye on kids like me and you.”

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Shery Thomas, the staff of the East Liverpool Dialysis Clinic, and the care-givers of Southern Care Hospice who were all such a help and comfort to Charlotte and her family.

Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main St., Wellsville, on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

A family service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Crowe of the church. Burial will be in Hammondsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Irondale or Hammondsville United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity of choice in Charlotte’s name.

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