Elmer J. Hogue
March 31, 1922 ‒ September 30, 2016
Elmer J. Hogue, age 94 of Delaware, passed away at Willowbrook at Delaware Run on Friday September 30, 2016 .
He was born on March 31, 1922 in Seneca Township, Monroe County the third child in a family of five born to George G. and Ethel (Lindamood) Hogue. Elmer is preceded by his parents, wife of 48 years: Helen Elizabeth “Betty” (Staats) Hogue; 3 brothers: Ernest, Paul, Clyde; sister: Susanna Ruth Oxley.
He is survived by children: Dr. David A. (Diane) Hogue of Evanston, Il and Julie H. (David) Barnett of Granbury, TX; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
In 2004 Elmer self-published his 283 page autobiography Through the Years in which he described his childhood years on his father’s family farm, growing up in a small town of Lewisville, Ohio, his four years military service during WWII, readjusting to civilian life and working career, loss of his wife Betty due to diabetes and kidney failure and his retirement years. He leaves the book as a remembrance to his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends.
Elmer was employed for 40 years at Nationwide Insurance Companies in Columbus in various capacities: Underwriter, Junior Casualty Actuary, Employee Benefits Manager, Corporate Planning and Director of Corporate Risk Management. During his working years he was an avid student. Through attending evening classes at The Ohio State University he obtained his college degree of B.S. in Business Administration. In rigorous study programs through his place of work he obtained the professional insurance designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM).
Elmer was a faithful member of the First Free Methodist Church of Columbus (also known as Living Hope Free Methodist Church) for 70 years since June, 1946. He served for many years as a member of the Official Board, Church Treasurer and occasionally, as Sunday School class teacher. Elmer resided in Westerville for 38 years prior to moving to Delaware in 2006 where he became a resident in Willow Brook Christian Village at Delaware Run.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday October 9, 2016 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center where a memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kermit Welty officiating. Internment in the Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville next to his wife Betty.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Living Hope Free Methodist Church, 41452 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224.
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