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Erma Louise Bogard

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Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Louise Bogard, age 90 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Rev. Edith Hill will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Bogard was born September 22, 1920 in Louise, Mississippi to Brent Cecil Oxley and Elise Barnes Oxley. She died July 14, 2011 in Ruston. She married Benjamin T. Bogard in Ruston on April 25, 1946. Mrs. Bogard was a homemaker for many years and then taught English at Louisiana Tech University and English and French at Ruston High School. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in her flower garden as well as reading and travelling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters: Josephine O. Warren and Elise O. Bussey; her brother: Brent Oxley, Jr. and her son in law: Cengiz Topakoglu.
Mrs. Bogard is survived by her five children: Mary Brent Bogard of Delta Junction, AR, Frank Bogard and wife Janet of Dry Creek, Jean and husband Youree McBride of Bossier City, Ellie B. Topakoglu of Monroe and Liz and husband Victor White of Downsville; thirteen grandchildren: Melinda Rodriguez, Krista and husband Luiz Toledo Paredes, Ben Bogard and wife Sarah, Lela Bogard, Youree McBride, Jr. and wife Emily, Eugene McBride and wife Cindy, Mark McBride, Meredith McBride, Claire McBride, Lauren Topakoglu, Rachel Topakoglu, Richard White and Brent White and ten great grandchildren.

Planned memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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