Margaret Rogers


December 4, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Margaret Ellen Rogers, 95, Iola, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.

She was born Dec. 18, 1922, on the farm east of Blue Mound, the daughter of George Robert and Effie Alletta (Casida) Mitchell. Margaret graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1941.

On Dec. 10, 1944, she married Orville Wesley Rogers in Kansas City, Mo. When Orville returned from the service, they farmed in the Selma Community. 

She was a member of the Kincaid V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church.

Margaret loved to cook, make quilts and afghans. In 1992, they retired and moved to Iola, enjoying traveling in their motorhome and visits from their most important people, their family and friends. Orville and Margaret moved together to Windsor Place Nursing Home in Iola in October of 2014.

After 72 years of devoted marriage, Orville preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2014. She was a loving mother to their surviving children, Gary Rogers and wife Peggy of Kincaid, Neil Rogers and wife Nancy of Blue Springs, Mo., and Carolyn Carstedt and husband Ed of Cherryvale; nine grandchildren, Dennis Rogers, Julie Underwood, Tom Rogers, Beth Welland, Sara Farnsworth, Mark Rogers, Emily Rogers, Evan Carstedt and Karen Meseraull; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren on the way in March.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, George and Effie Mitchell; twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Mitchell and one great-grandson, Connor Underwood.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with burial following in the Kincaid Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday  at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel at 1883 U.S. 54, Iola.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church.

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