Evelina Hogue, 62
Graveside memorial services for Evelina “Evy” Hogue, 62, of Wasola, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Jackson Ceme-tery near Romance. Mrs. Hogue died Nov. 19 at her home surrounded by loved ones.
She was born March 10, 1955, in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Royce and Evelyn Eslinger. She attended elementary school at the one-room schoolhouse in Romance and was in one of the last classes to attend before it closed its doors. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1972. She received her cosmetology license in West Plains and opened her own little shop, The Little Hair House, in Wasola. She worked at Emerson Climate Technologies in Ava for 19 years before her health rendered her unable to work.
Mrs. Hogue, known as “Evy,” was a runner. She raced in numerous 5Ks and 10Ks and ran the Bass Pro Half-Marathon several times. She received many medals that are proudly displayed in her home. Growing up, Evy enjoyed horse riding, and that continued into her adult years. She owned horses most of her life and passed that love to her children. She enjoyed going to rodeos and going on trail rides, and she was always ready to go when asked.
The Fourth of July became one of her favorite holidays because it meant that she could combine two things she loved: family and camping. Usually deemed quiet and shy by those around her, she was full of laughs, and her sense of humor was appreciated by those who knew her. Her giant heart gained her more friends than she could possibly count.
God and family were of the utmost importance in Evy’s life. They were her passion and filled her life with joy. She was a devoted Christian and made God the centerpiece of her life. Her faith in God carried her through the difficult times in her life, and she was always ready to pray for someone whether they thought they needed it or not. Her family believes she would be saying now, “This is only temporary. God be with you ’til we meet again.”
Her family was at the center of her life. She raised three children and fostered several others, two of whom she adopted, all as a single mother. She had a very large extended family, and Thanksgiving was her favorite time of year because it meant everyone was able to come together.
She is survived by her children: Charley Hogue of Almartha, Christal and Willie Curtis of Rockbridge, Wayne Hogue and Thomas Hogue of Wasola and Bonnie Hogue of Springfield; her grandchildren: Chase, Makenna, Brianna, Bowan and Riley; her parents, Royce and Evelyn Eslinger of Wasola; her siblings, Linda and Tony Wasilcoff of Canada, Ona and Raymond Boyd of Tennessee, and Glenda Eslinger of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; her brother, Calvin Eslinger and her sister, Louise Eslinger.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.