Lillian Ida Burt Hogle, 98, passed away June 12, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lillian was born November 10, 1911, the daughter of Rev. Roy and Lela Scouten. She grew up in Northern NY where she lived most of her life including later years in Canton.
Lillian graduated from Russell’s Edwards Knox High School and received her teaching education from Potsdam Normal School (now SUNY Potsdam). One of her first teaching assignments was Morley’s one-room schoolhouse. After marrying her first husband, John Burt, she taught in the Elementary School System of Spring Valley, where John was principal. She also taught in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District from 1935 until retirement in 1967. Her first husband John Burt died in 1975.
In 1983, Lillian married Roy T. Hogle. They spent their summers at the Hogle camp on the Racquette River in South Colton and winters in Orange City, Florida, until moving to Knoxville eight years ago.
Music was a life-long love; in her youth, Lillian, her two brothers, and sister Julia, sang together for church and community gatherings frequently being told they sang like a “small choir of angels.” Lillian was an accomplished pianist and organist. She loved hymns and played for local Methodist Churches.
Lillian will be remembered for her entertaining story-telling and her wit. Even in her final months, she still made people laugh.
Lillian is survived by her step-children, David Hogle, Townsend, TN, Connie Hogle, Ellijay, GA, and Nancy Quaschnick, Angelus Oaks, CA; her nieces, Mary Ellen Bohm, Knoxville, TN, Susan Scouten, Canton, Julie Grayson, Canton, and Beverly Starr, Tucson, AZ; and her nephew, Alan Scouten, Charlottesville, VA.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Roy, who passed away in February 2008; her parents and siblings, Everett Scouten, Julia Scouten, Wesley Scouten, Leroy Scouten, and Jean Scouten; her nephew, Wesley Scouten; and her first husband, John Burt.
A memorial service will be held July 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Colton. Final interment is in the Hermon Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.