May 15, 2021

Debbie Hogan


Debbie Hogan, 59, of Corning entered eternal rest Friday, April 30, 2021, at Lenox Care Center in Lenox.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning, with Father Dan Siepker as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Corning.

Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 701 7th St. in Corning. A Christian wake service will follow the visitation beginning at 7 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 online condolences may be shared at

Debbie Lee Johnston Hogan was the daughter of Carl and Sandy Nevius Johnston. She was born at Rosary Hospital in Corning, June 2, 1961.

Debbie grew up and went to school in Corning and was a faithful member of 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 College in Blair, Nebraska, for two years and then transferred to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, where she graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

On Aug. 15, 1981, Debbie and Jamie were married at 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 fourth grade at St. Malachy’s School in Creston. She later resumed her career at Corning Elementary School, where she taught first, third and second grade for 26 years. 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 and their children Parker, Natalie and Mitch, son Paul (Katie Johannas) Hogan and their children Jackson, Hadley and Peyton; son James (Emalie Donaldson) 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; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Preceding Debbie in death are her grandparents, Paul and Juanita Johnston, Harald and Grace Nevius; her parents, Carl and Sandy Johnston; 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.