Hoge, Alta

Written by David Green.

Alta “Belle” Hoge, 78, of Delta, Ohio, died July 26, 2006 at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center.

She was born June 14, 1928 in Lyons, Ohio, to the late Barney and Inez (Bell) Sallows. She married Andy Howard Hoge on March 3, 1955 and he preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2001.

In the 1950s Belle owned a beauty shop in Lyons. She was a member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574 Auxiliary and Lyons Christian Church.

Belle is survived by children Deborah (and Mark) Long of Holland, Ohio, Dupree (and Lori) Hoge of Metamora, Ohio, Howard (and Sherri) Hoge of Delta, Ohio, and Mary (and Mark) Foster of Brooklyn, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Besides her husband, Belle was preceded in death by a brother, David Sallows, and sisters, Irene Camburn and LaVerne Woodby.

Graveside services were July 29 at Lyons Cemetery with Pastor Mary Burroughs. Arrangements were handled by Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center.

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