Mary Ethel Hogarth

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June 2, 1925 - October 4, 2020
Born in Dewey, OK
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Mary Ethel Hogarth of O’Fallon, Missouri passed away peacefully on October 4, 2020 at the age of 95 after a brief illness.

Mary was born on June 2, 1925 in Dewey, Oklahoma. In 1942, she married Harold P. Hogarth and remained married for 71 years. Upon her husband’s return from Europe after World War II, the couple settled in Downey, California to raise a family. Mary co-founded the Bell Gardens Boys & Girls Club, served as president of the Downey Women’s Club, was a member of local P.E.O. chapters, and served on the board of Downey Community Hospital. Mary and Harold moved to O’Fallon, Missouri in 1994 and quickly became active in the St. Charles County community by joining the local Rotary Club. In retirement, Mary enjoyed painting, traveling, entertaining, and driving her lavender 1981 Corvette.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harold P. Hogarth, her parents (Alvis and Nancy Harris), two sisters (Floy Neal and Ella Blackmon), and five brothers (Orville Harris, John Harris, Alfred Harris, James “Shorty” Harris, and Emmet Harris).  She is survived by her three sons - Wayne (Jeri) Hogarth, Larry (Patricia) Hogarth, and Harold W.(Joan) Hogarth, six grandchildren (Jennifer Skibbey, Kevin Hogarth, Stacy Brock, Justin Hogarth, Brad Hogarth, and Morgan Popma), and seven great-grandchildren (Jarus Skibbey, Seth Brock, Avery Brock, Ellie Hogarth, Walker Hogarth, Parker Popma, and Rex Hogarth).

A viewing will be held at Baue Funeral Home in O’Fallon, Missouri (311 Wood St.) at 11 am on Saturday, October 10, 2020 with a memorial service to follow at 1pm. Her body will be laid to rest at a later date at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to PEO Chapter JY for Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Baue Funeral Homes does require all family members and guests to wear a mask while visiting our facilities. Social distancing is required, and guests should stay at least 6 feet apart. Thank you for your understanding.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Neal & Pat Lang October 6, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    candle 1You are missed. Your wit, charm and friendly nature were a welcome retreat. You have left a lasting legacy in how to stay married for 71 years.

  2. Barb Rosciglione-Palmer October 7, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. PEO sister

  3. Kay H. Ramsey October 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    To Mary’s family: Mary was a generous and loving PEO sister. She will be missed by all of us in Chapter JY. She gave freely of her talent and treasures making it higher education a possibility for many women. Her beautiful note cards and paintings have been treasured by many. With deep sympathy and love, Kay Ramsey, a JY PEO Sister.

  4. Sheryl Guffey October 7, 2020 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    candle 1Mary has requested to be buried with her P.E.O. pin. What an honor to have had her in Chapter JY. She was a P.E.O. member for 50 years. What a wonderful woman. Could our chapter attend the service and perform a few minute ceremony?

  5. Alan Pohlman October 9, 2020 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Harold. Sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  6. Jan Landis October 9, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

    candle 1I had the privilege of interviewing Mary in February at her home in preparation for her Golden Girl celebration. What a lovely visit I had and even though Covid-19 preempted our celebration we will pay homage to her at a future date. She was such a treasure to both chapters of PEO she will be deeply missed. God bless her family and friends.

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