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Services for Joanne Ogden will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van, Texas, with a graveside service to follow at Union Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. before the service.
Joanne Gilley Ogden was born November 23, 1944 in Smith County, Texas and passed away at the age of 71 on July 25, 2016.
She had been a resident of Van for 2 years, formerly living in Gainesville. She was a retired insurance agent with Texas Farm Bureau for over 20 years. She was a Methodist by faith, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and a graduate of Van High School. She was an artist, antique collector, and was a wonderful grandmother. She was lovingly called "Sweet Nanie" by her three grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jill Drake; parents, Willie Lee Gilley and Ruby Humphrey Gilley; and two husbands, Charles Ogden and Joe Haynes.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ernest Shinn of Nacogdoches; son-in-law, Scott Drake of Van; and three grandchildren, Charles, Patrick and Nicholas.
Published on July 26, 2016
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