Muriel Hogue, 83, of Bowling Green, Mo.
Obituaries · March 30, 2017

Muriel Hogue, 83, of Bowling Green, Mo., passed away on March 22, 2017, at her home. Visitation was March 28, 2017, at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Mo..

Funeral services were at the funeral home with Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Vandalia.

Muriel was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Perryville, Mo., the daughter of Timon Oliver and Clara (Allgire) Morrison.

While working at her family’s feed store in Ashley, she met Gentry Wayne Colbert when he came in to purchase grain. They married on Aug. 2, 1952, at the St. Clement Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1985.

Muriel loved music and dancing. Most weekends after retirement, she attended community dances in the area with her friends. It was at these dances where she met Bobby Gene Hogue of Vandalia. They were married on July 25, 2000. He also preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2003.

Survivors include son Mike (Donna) Colbert of Bowling Green; daughter Phyllis (Mark) Marion of St. Louis; seven grandchildren: Mike (Amy) Colbert of West Branch, Iowa, Lindsay (Tom) Thompson, Billy Hays, Lauren Hunt (Brian Brandenburger), David (Alisha) Hays, Luke (Brooke) Colbert and Nicole Marion (Tyler Norman); 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and nine brothers and sisters.

During her life, Muriel spent many years in Bowling Green working as a florist, a police dispatcher, and as a clerk at Shell service stations. In retirement, and in her spare time, she enjoyed drinking coffee and eating out with friends and working around her house and yard. Most of all, she enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren and the St. Louis Cardinals!

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Mike Colbert, David Hays, Luke Colbert; great-grandsons Ben Colbert and McCoy Thompson; and nephew Stan Wendel.

Memorials may be made in memory of Muriel Hogue to Pike County Home Health and Hospice, 1 Health Care Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334, or online at

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