Meryl June (Wilding) Hoggatt

Died: Fri., Nov. 30, 2012


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 03, 2012
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Private Service and visitation

10:00 AM Tue., Dec. 04, 2012
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Meryl June Hoggatt 76 of Rosedale went home to be with the Lord on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:16am in
Union Hospital with her children singing hymns softly at her side. She was born 1936 in Lyford to Charles and Ruth Adams Wilding and was their only child. June dedicated her life to enriching the life of others around her. She was a 1954 graduate of Rosedale High School and a 1958 graduate of Indiana State Teacher's College now ISU. She obtained her Master's Degree in 1966 from ISU. She taught elementary school for 34 years in Vigo, Vermillion and Parke Counties. During her teaching career, she taught at Otter Creek, Rosedale, Van Duyn and Bridgeton Schools. She had a special appreciation fro history and routinely organized trips to historical sites and invited veterans to share their experiences with her students. She was also known for her exquisite penmanship and her ability to recite poetry with emphasis and feeling from memory. She retired from Rosedale School in 2001.
June was a lifetime member of the Clinton First Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and sang musical specials both as a solist and with family. In recent years, due to health reasons, she attended Rosedale Baptist Church with her son's family. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Soroity, Tri Delta Soroity and Indiana State Teacher's Assoc. She was also an active member of the Order of Eastern Star Jerusalem Chapter 254 in Clinton where served as Worthy Matron in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard "Dick" Hoggatt, owner of Hoggatt Signs in 2000.
She will be greatly missed by her children; Kevin (Debbie) Hoggatt of Rosedale and Joyce (Dale) Arand of Hudson, OH. In addition she leaves behind her grandchildren Jamie and Abby Hoggatt, Steven, Brian, Jessica and Angie Arand.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-9pm at the funeral home with service to be on Tuesday at 10am with Rev. Randy McPike officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. EOS Memorial Services will be held at 7:00pm on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Community Chrisitian School in Terre Haute.

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Joe, Jennifer and Emily Jarrell
   Posted Sun December 02, 2012
Our deepest sympathies,

The Jarrells,
Joe, Jennifer and Emily

Gary, Melanie, Riley & Conner Jarrell
   Posted Sun December 02, 2012
Kevin, Debbie, Jamie & Abby:

We were sorry to here about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. May the Good Lord bless you all at this very difficult time. Sending our love your way!

Becky Bailey
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We have so many memories of your family thru the years.
Love to all.
Tom and Becky Bailey

Karen Durr
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mother was such a blessing to everyone who knew her.

Ryan Bailey
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Mrs. Hoggatt (as she will always be to me) was one of my favorite teachers. I remember the "Mystery State" contest that she set up in the back of our classroom, spelling bees, and our day at the Mecca schoolhouse during the Covered Bridge Festival. Whenever I hear mention of the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I will smell the cleaner they used on our desks at Rosedale, because of those days we would come in after recess and lay our heads down while Mrs. Hoggatt read to us. And, I can still see that exquisite penmanship on my spelling tests. Once, when I used a single line to cross two t's, she wrote, "I do this, too, and WE need to stop!" I confess I still do that from time to time, but never without thinking of Mrs. Hoggatt. I'm so glad she was my teacher, because I fell in love with learning in fourth grade, and I know that will serve me well for the rest of my life.

During this season of Advent may all your family know "the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)

Bill and Penny Schad
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
We were sorry to hear about June. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bill and Penny

Sue Hoopengarner
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
I'm sorry about the loss of your mom. In reading the obituary I can see that she was a very gifted lady. You look just like her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Take care.

Rhonda Brower Terstegge
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing and regret that I could not make it to visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rhonda

Patricia L. Todd-Elliott
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
I just learned of Junie''''s death today and am deeply saddened by it. She has been on my mind the last couple of weeks, and I was hoping to call her. My memories of our youth together, the times we spent with each other, are very dear tio my heart. As children, our fasmilies were close and we had regular visits thrnoughout the year, and would exchange visits during the Summer, each spending one wekk at the other''''s home.

These are some of the most precious memories of our childhood together. I will miss her greatly.

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