|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1911|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2005|
Wellsville (Allegany County)
New York, USA
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 227, No 6, p 25, June, 2005.
Janette (Loofboro) Rogers. 93, of Alfred Station, N. Y., died on April 5, 2005, at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y., after a brief illness.
She was born on June 18, 1911, in Riverside, Calif., the first child of Rev. Eli and Mary Alice (St. John) Loofboro. Her father pastored the Seventh Day Baptist Church there.
Janette's childhood and young adulthood were spent at her father's pastorates in Little Genesee, N. Y.; Shiloh, N. J.; and Lost Creek, W. Va. In 1933, she graduated from Milton (Wis.) College. It was there that she met her future husband, Albert N. Rogers, who predeceased her in 2000.
In 1934, the couple was married by the bride's father in Lost Creek. They began their life together in Connecticut, where Al served the Waterford SDB Church and attended Yale Divinity School.
After serving the New York City SDB Church during World War II, they accepted a call to Alfred Station. They served there from January of 1945 until 1956, when Al was appointed dean of the Alfred (N.Y.) University School of Theology.
When the seminary closed in 1963, the pair accepted the call of the Denver church. Five years later, Al became the SDB Historian, and they returned East.
In 1975, when Rev. Rogers became interim minister of Alfred's Union University Church, they moved back to Alfred Station, and Janette resumed the role of pastor's wife.
The SDB Women's Society awarded Janette its Robe of Achievement in 1976, recognizing her dedicated participation in the spiritual and social life of her husband's pastorates, and her other denominational work.
In addition to taking part in various community groups, Janette served as a deaconess of the First SDB Church of Alfred, where she was active in its Women's Society.
Janette considered the role of hostess a key responsibility for a pastor's wife, and she excelled at it. She loved music and was occasionally called upon to play the organ or piano for church services or to accompany singers. Her favorite leisure activity was sewing, and her inventory of fabrics and sewing ideas was legendary.
Surviving include two sons, Keith of Alfred Station and Brian of Mystic, Conn.; one daughter, Cynthia Rudolph, of Norwood, Mass.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
A memorial service was held May 29, 2005, at the Alfred church, with Pastor Pat Bancroft officiating. Committal was at the Alfred Rural Cemetery beside her husband of 66 years.
Eli Forsythe Loofboro (1870 - 1960)
Mary Alice St. John Loofboro (1883 - 1972)
Albert Nash Rogers (1910 - 2000)*
Elaine Loofboro (1910 - 1910)*
Janette Loofboro Rogers (1911 - 2005)
Kenneth St. John Loofboro (1912 - 1987)*
Norman Forsythe Loofboro (1914 - 1993)*
Marguerite Loofboro Dawson (1916 - 1991)*
Jean Elizabeth Loofboro (1921 - 1973)*
Virginia Loofboro Drake (1923 - 2003)*
Alfred Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Christine Emond
Record added: May 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89787212
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