Roger Edward Atkison

Roger Edward Atkison

Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 Sep 1980 (aged 32)
Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Plot Acacia Hill A, Lot 174E, Spc-2
Memorial ID 100232647 · View Source
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Roger E. Atkinson was born on May 30, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri, one of seven children of Ruth Elizabeth Todd and James Hiram "Harm" Atkison. By the 1990s his wife Marcella, with whom he had no children, had remarried and moved on with her life. Roger, too, is buried in Saint Joseph Memorial Park.

It was arranged to be a clandestine, romantic getaway for 32-year-old General Telephone repairman-installer Roger E. Atkison and 22-year-old single mom and nurse-trainee ,
Rose Z Burkert both residents of northern Missouri. But the lovers' trip ended in bizarre tragedy on Friday night, September 12, 1980 in Iowa County, Iowa.

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