Debbie Hogan,59, of Corning entered eternal rest on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Lenox Care Center in Lenox, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning. Father Dan Siepker as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Corning. Open Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center 701 7th Street Corning, Iowa, 50841. A Christian Wake Service will follow the visitation beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s Association, and/or Jesuits of Missouri Province. Memories and on-line condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Debbie Lee Johnston Hogan was the daughter of Carl and Sandy Nevius Johnston. She was born at Rosary hospital in Corning, Iowa on June 2nd of 1961.
Debbie grew up and went to school in Corning and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. While in school, she enjoyed art, theater, color guard, golf and was a member of the National Honor’s Society. During her sophomore year in high school, she attended the Harvest Ball with Jamie Hogan which started a loving relationship that would last 46 years. After high school graduation in 1979, she attended Dana Collage in Blair, Nebraska for 2 years and then transferred to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri where she graduated in 1982 with bachelors of science in elementary education.
On August 15, 1981 Debbie and Jamie were married at the United Methodist Church in Corning where Rev. Clarence Lout and Monsignor John Kovac officiated a lovely ecumenical service. Three children blessed this marriage, Chelsey, Paul, and James.
After graduation, Debbie taught 4th grade at St. Malachy’s in Creston, Iowa. Then later resumed her career at Corning Elementary School where for twenty six years, she taught first, third, and second grade. She was beloved by her students and respected by her contemporaries.
Debbie enjoyed playing cards, camping and boating with her family and friends. She delighted in antique shopping with her parents and sister. She was an active and faithful member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Corning. She participated in Delta Kappa Gamma and was involved in the Corning Teacher’s Association.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Jamie. Children: Chelsey (Rob) Pangburn, their children Parker, Natalie, and Mitch. Son Paul (Katie Johannas) Hogan, their children Jackson, Hadley, and Peyton. Son James (Emalie Donaldson) Hogan and their daughter Isabelle. Her sister Diane (Gene) Payne. Her mother in law Esther Hogan. Brothers and sisters in law: Richard and Donna Hogan, Beth Hogan, Pat and Sheri Hogan, Priscilla and Mike Shaw, and Jeanne and Bryan Boswell. And several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
Preceding Debbie in death are her grandparents Paul and Juanita Johnston, Harold and Grace Nevius. Her parents: Carl and Sandy Johnston and her father in law Donald Hogan.
Finally, to all family and friends who have made sacrifices and prayers for Debbie, Jamie and the kids, even though she couldn’t reconcile what you did for her, in Heaven, she’ll know everything you did for her and she’ll give you grace.