When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above, and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love
But when I walk through heaven’s gates
I felt so much at home, for God looked down upon me, smiled and told me “Welcome Home”
So, when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For each time you think of me
I’m right there in your heart.
Laura Ellen Hogan gently passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at her home, in Springfield, Illinois with loving family by her side. Laura was born at home, at (Spark’s Hill) Elizabethtown, Illinois to Hillis and Oddie Price. She was the second born out of five sisters, she had four half-brothers and two half-sisters.
She graduated from Cave-in-Rock high school in 1956. She married her longtime sweetheart, when he returned from the Air Force in 1957, on December 28. On that beautiful day, they celebrated 65 years together. She was blessed with one daughter, one granddaughter, two great-grandkids, and three great-great-grandbabies.
Laura worked for F.W. Means factory for 14 years, and she managed the Ayerco station of Illinois, Ayers Oil Company for 35 years, where she retired. She was president of the women’s auxiliary and Sunday School teacher with the Church of God. Laura was a timeless worker, she loved to sing in the church choir, along with camping, fishing, and cooking. She was a very proud woman, with a heart of gold, and a soul of an angel. She was smart, beautiful, and always taking care of her family, loved ones, and friends.
Laura is survived by her loving husband, William J. Hogan; daughter, Muffn Maryellen Hogan-Hoskinson; granddaughter, Angela (Ian) Coe; great-grandson Austin Rodgers; great-granddaughter, Savannah Rodgers; great-great-great-grandbabies, Jaxx Rodgers, Chance Lacy, and Atlas Neil Rodgers; sisters, Ethel (Doodle) Tolbert and Barbara Blackburn; half siblings, Bobby Price, Billy (Sharon) Price, Johnny (Susan) Price, Pearly (Harold) Lindsey, Beth (David) Weaver, and many loving nephews and nieces.
Laura was preceded in death by her father, Hillis Price and mother, Oddie Holbrook; stepfather, Cappie Holbrook; sisters, Lovirn Spivey and Bonnie Carter; nephew, Joseph Clanton (Bubby); the beautiful girl she raised, Rhonda Browder; and other precious family members. So deeply will she be missed.
– Our Loving Laura –
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL where the family will greet family and friends Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Emerson will officiate. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
A reception will be hosted by her niece and nephew, Vicky and John Cox, and sister, Ethel Tolbert at UCB Community Center 120 Illini Blvd, Sherman, IL 62684 following the service at Camp Butler.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, c/o 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL. 62703
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com. Bisch and Son Funeral Home 217-544-5424 .
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