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Frances Evelyn Vogt | Obituary

By on October 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

Frances Evelyn Vogt

Frances Evelyn (nee Hader) Vogt, 90, of Granite City, died Oct. 8, 2012, in the comfort of her home she shared with daughter Crystal and son-in-law Don Meadors.

Vogt was born March 3, 1922, in East St. Louis, daughter of the late Leo and Theresa (nee Embrich) Hader.  She married Clinton William Vogt on Sept. 20, 1940.

Over the years, she was employed by Famous & Barr in St. Louis, Touchette Hospital in Centreville, Penn Central Railroad in Fairmont City, and retired from Cahokia District 187 Schools as a cook. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Granite City and American Legion auxiliary of South Roxanna.

She enjoyed gatherings with her large family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing, camping trips and lake and river outings as “honorary captain of the pontoon.” She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and was very fond of her pet shih tzus Mia and Megan. She was known throughout the extended family for her home meal cooking skills never using a measuring cup, just skill earned through experience. She loved a good peach pie and had to have minced meat and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, pickled herring and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck, good health and prosperity for the year.

Frances is survived by son Clark (Kathy) Vogt of Greencastle, Ind.; daughters Cheryl (Chuck) Kempker of Troy, Cynthia (Danny) Lehan of Granite City and Crystal (Don) Meadors of Granite City; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clinton on Nov. 1, 1968; brothers Edward Hader, Leo “Bodie” Hader; sister Catherine Richards and grandson Anthony Meadors.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Oct. 11, at the funeral home, Pastor Jim Robinson officiating.

Interment will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Macular Degeneration Research Foundation.


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