John Richard Rogers

John Richard Rogers

Birth
Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 May 2004 (aged 68)
Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Maroa, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 101042547 · View Source
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Married Sharon Sue "Sue" Jackson on 15 Apr 1956 in Maroa, Macon County, IL.

Obituary from the Decatur (IL) Herald & Review on 01 Jun 2004:
"MAROA -- John R. Rogers, 68, of Maroa died 7:08 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) in his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton (IL), with thte Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. John was born Nov. 9, 1935, near Maroa, the son of Clayton R. Rogers and Gladys M. Nowlin. He was reared on the family grain and livestock farm and devoted his entire life to his family and farming, two of the things he loved most. His other passion was flying. Throughout high school, he was involved in Future Farmers of America, serving in various roles in the local Maroa chapter and receiving numerous awards. He served as vice president of FFA Section 16 and received the Sectional Star Farmer Award, State Farmer and American Farmer Degrees. He won top honors in the Land Judging Contest at the First Farm Progress Show in 1953. He graduated from Maroa High School in 1953 and attended the University of Illinois short course in agriculture. John was named Outstanding Young Farmer in 1961 by the Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was active in the Farm Bureau, serving as president of the People's Committee and on the Macon County Farm Bureau Board for six years, president during 1967 and 1968. He was a member of the Illinois Guard. Some of John's other leadership activities included 4-H, DeWitt County Zoning Board, Corn Belt FS and Illinois Flying Farmers. He served on the Decatur Production Credit Association Board of Directors (Farm Credit Services) for 17 years. John was a real estate agent. In 1991, he was elected to the Richland Community College Board of Trustees, serving through 1997. At that time, he was appointed to RCC Foundation Board and served through March 2004. He and his wife were avid gardeners. He married Sun Jackson on April 15, 1956, in Maroa. Surviving are his wife; son, Tom (Becky) Rogers of Maroa; daughters, Leesa (Bob) Hagen of Belleville; Suzanne Rogers of Bloomington; grandchildren, Andrew and Hollee Hagen; sister, Barbara Ann Gray of Sandwich; brother and sisters-in law; nieces; nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Roberta Young. A heartfelt thanks to doctor, friend and fellow pilot Dr. Grey Totel, Dr. Ed Elliott, Dr. James Wade and Paster Terry Westerfield. A special thanks to the many nurses, special care givers and hospice personnel."


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  • Created by: KSguy4Him
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101042547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Richard Rogers (9 Nov 1935–30 May 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101042547, citing Maroa Township Cemetery, Maroa, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by KSguy4Him (contributor 46892159) .