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Juanita Spencer Rogers Adams
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1918
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 3, 2007
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA

Juanita (Spencer) Rogers Adams began her earthly journey on July 27, 1918, near Halltown, Mo. She was the only daughter of John T. and Ollie (Swearingen) Spencer. She went to be with the Lord at 10 p.m. Thursday evening, May 3, 2007, in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. She enjoyed most of her 88 years, nine months and six days. Juanita married Joseph Allen Rogers in 1938, They resided on a farm just west of Yeakley Church in Greene County, until moving to the farm in Lawrence County in 1953. Allen preceded her in death in May of 1963. They were the parents of six children, her daughters, Lenyce La Rea of Springfield, Mo., and Patricia; and two sons, Art "Bud" Rogers of Miller, Mo., and Jerry Rogers of Kansas City, Mo.; and two were miscarried. In 1968 she was united in marriage to Howard Adams of Columbia, Mo., who preceded her in death in May of 1980. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young woman and was baptized and became a member of Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church west of Springfield. While living in Miller, she attended Round Grove Baptist Church where she had sung special songs. In recent years she attended Rocky Mountain Baptist Church and remained faithful in her Bible reading and daily devotions. While still living on the farm west of Miller, she completed nursing school and became a Licensed Nurse and worked at what is now known as the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon. Upon moving to Columbia with Mr. Adams, she worked as a nurse in Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital, eventually retiring in 1980. Her nursing career gave her the opportunity to travel to many different places in the United States, including Niagara Falls, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana. She had also been able to see the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore, Florida, California, and Colorado. She had spent the last several years in the home she loved on the Lake of the Ozarks near Rocky Mount, Missouri. Her hobbies included crocheting afghans, reading, working word puzzles and enjoying the wildlife around her lake home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her only brother, John Glen, who was lost at sea in World War II; one grandson, Glen McDaniel; and one great-grandson. Survivors besides her children, include two granddaughters, Gail West of Centralia, Mo., and Tracy Rockhart of the state of Georgia; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and the many friends she loved. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church west of Springfield, Mo., with Art "Bud" Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Yeakley Cemetery following the funeral service. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 7, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. 
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  John T. Spencer (1896 - 1976)
  Ollie E. Spencer (1899 - 1970)
  Joseph Allen Rogers (1914 - 1963)*
  Arthur James Rogers (1947 - 2017)*
*Calculated relationship
Yeakley Chapel Cemetery
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: May 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19330910
Juanita Spencer <i>Rogers</i> Adams
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Juanita Spencer <i>Rogers</i> Adams
Added by: Lyle & Marsha
Juanita Spencer <i>Rogers</i> Adams
Added by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
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- Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 Added: Jul. 25, 2007
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, And so very dear.
- Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 Added: May. 10, 2007

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