Rose Rita Hogan ~ Carbondale July 17, 2020

Rose Rita Hogan, of Carbondale, Illinois, and Chatham, Illinois passed away at home on July 17, 2020. She was 98 years old.

Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 2, 1922 to John and Mary Hogan. She was their eldest child.

Rose was a devoted teacher in Chicago public schools for many years and retired to Carbondale, Illinois in the early 1990s. She was an active member of the St Francis Xavier parish. Rose loved living in Southern Illinois and treasured her many friends in the Carbondale community.

She is survived by seven nieces and two nephews, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Her siblings Tom, Joan and Dennis preceded her in death, as did five nephews, one niece and two grandnieces.

Viewing will be held on Saturday July 25, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church at 303 S. Poplar Street in Carbondale, Illinois. This will be followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wearing of face masks and social distancing will be observed. Interment will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Murphysboro Illinois at 1:00 p.m. Father Robert Flannery will be officiating.

The family holds dear and appreciates all of Rose’s many wonderful and supportive friends in the Carbondale community.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to St. Francis Xavier Church in her memory. Services are being entrusted to Walker Funeral Home at 112 S. Poplar Street in Carbondale, IL.


  1. Nancy Johnson says

    In 2013 Rose shared a room at Parkway Manor with my Mother, Norma. I will always remember Rose as an interesting, smart and very kind woman. I enjoyed meeting her nieces that visited her and her many friends.
    It was a blessing for me that my mother and Rose were in the same room.
    –Leann J.

  2. Mary Vincent says

    May God bless your dear family at this time. I will never forget the kindness and love Rose showed me during the many years I knew her. She was a very generous, loving soul. Godspeed my friend. You are resting in the hands of our Lord 💐

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