Ruth Ann Hogan

November 7, 1941 - December 6, 2023
Ruth Ann Hogan

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Ruth Ann Applegate Hogan peacefully passed away on December 6th, 2023. She was born in Cincinnati, OH on November 7th, 1941. She graduated from college in 1963 and began a career as an educator which turned into years of volunteering at her daughters’ schools. Later in life, she got involved in the family business. 

After raising her family and calling Sarasota, FL home for 31 years, she moved to Wilmington, NC in 2005. She loved her new town and cultivated deep friendships. She was an active member of many clubs which brought her much joy. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi social sorority for 49 years, where she developed lifelong friendships. She loved her garden, which was featured in the 2015 Azalea Festival. Ruth traveled the world throughout her life. She had many wonderful adventures with her friends and family. 

Her greatest love was her family and friends (and of course her cat Fluffy). She will be remembered for her generosity, her zest for life, and her abundant laughter. 

She is survived by her daughters Heather Lospinoso, Stephanie Webb (Bailey), and Tara Hogan (Michael Stark and Kailey Stark); granddaughters Kira and Karina Lospinoso, Alyna and Ashlyn Webb; cousin Patrick O’Connell and family; Nephew Oral Lester Applegate III (Chip) and the entire Applegate family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Hogan and her parents, Oral Lester & Ruth Applegate. 

A funeral service will occur on Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 pm at Scotts Hill Baptist Church located at 85 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, December 16th at 3:30 pm at Porters Neck Country Club located at 8403 Vintage Club Dr, Wilmington, NC 28411. Immediate family will be greeting guests starting at 1:30 pm at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to one of her favorite charities at the link below at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099


Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on December 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Scotts Hill Baptist Church (85 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411)

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85 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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