Mary Elizabeth Hogue

Mary Elizabeth Hogue

August 27, 1949 - December 30, 2022
1118 Virginia St E

Mary Elizabeth Hogue

August 27, 1949 - December 30, 2022
1118 Virginia St E


Mary Elizabeth Hogue died peacefully and without pain after an 18 month bout with cancer.  Mary was born in Wirt County, WV and was happiest when her feet were on West Virginia soil.  Like gravity, West Virginia always would pull her back when she lived in other parts of the country.

Mary was the kindest and gentlest person, a great friend to many and was always the first to comfort and tend to those in need.  She was a life-long lover of books and reading, whether as a librarian at various universities or the WV State Library Commission or member of book clubs, and she was a regular at the Mahjong table.  She was a Master Naturalist, eager to share her knowledge of birds, insects and flowers and was always ready to drive for hours on end so long as she could listen to an audio book.  Mary was a devoted member of B’nai Jacob synagogue and its community and was a member of the Chevra Kadisha.

Mary is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bob Morgenstern, her son, Jacob and his wife Dana, her daughter Jessie and her husband Tyler, and her cat, Mr. Dusty.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2023, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston with Rabbi Victor Urecki officiating.  Burial will follow at B’nai Jacob Eternal Home, South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers – donations may be sent in memory of Mary to: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 2, 2023 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
  • Location: 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (304) 342-8135

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9 responses to Mary Elizabeth Hogue

  1. I had no idea she had passed. I was missing our conversations and went to her fb page and discovered the sad news there. I knew Mary from my runs l time at the culture center. She was so friendly and knowledgeable, and she was always willing to lend a hand. I so enjoyed our many conversations over the years. I’m so very sorry.

  2. Julie Archer says:

    Dear Bob & Family, So sorry for your loss. Wishing you an abundance of whatever brings you peace and comfort during this difficult time. –Julie

  3. Gary Archer says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. Steve and Frani Fesenmaier
    She was a woman of strong spirits and will be missed. We really enjoyed working with her for decades at the West Virginia Library Commission. She had a great intellect and love of life. Our prayers are with her and her family.

  5. Dear Bob and Family—

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers…

    In deepest sympathy–

    Kathy Murray

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