|Lillia Bertice (Houdeshell) Bogart|
Lillia attended Sheldon High School and graduated with the Class of 1943. Following high school Lillia attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, MO, now known as Missouri State University. She then began teaching at Wild Rose, a one room school. On August 21, 1944, after his return from WWII, Lillia married Harold H. (Pete) Bogart. They were married for 34 years before he preceded her in death on November 13, 1978. After their marriage they lived in Denver, CO until Harold’s discharge from the Army Air Corp. They then returned to Vernon County to farm. In 1951 they moved to Pleasant Valley, MO and raised their growing family. In 1974 they moved to their farm near Bronaugh where she continued to live until 2004 when she moved to Kearney, MO. In September 2014 she returned to Nevada and Vernon County to live out her life.
Lilia is survived by her four children, Kathy Heitmann, Kansas City, MO, Diane Springer and her husband Jim, Kansas City, MO, Keith Bogart and his wife Patty, Nevada, and Linda Schaefer and her husband Steve, Kansas City, MO; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Daniel Ralph (Jr.) Houdeshell and his wife Betty, Nevada, Anna Maude Bogart, Sheldon, Mae Lamb, Nevada, Ruby Wright and her husband Charles, Sheldon, Pauline Stansill, Sheldon, Patricia Schwartz, Nevada, Ellen Brooks and her husband Mike, Milo, Dinah Smith and her husband Charlie, Nevada, Sarah Underwood and her husband Ralph, Nevada, Jim Houdeshell, Nevada, Wanda Watts and her husband Richard, Nevada, and Raymond Houdeshell, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Robert, Lloyd and Lee; two sisters, Lenora McElwee and Viola Chancellor; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Schaefer.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, MO. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday prior to the service.