Jane Warner Rogers, 85, a long time Austin resident, died peacefully on April 29, 2006. She was born in Joplin, Missouri on November 24, 1920 to Lyla Hanks Warner and Ralph Ewing Warner. Baptized as Betty Jane Warner in St. Phillips Episcopal Church, she later dropped the Betty.
She graduated from Joplin Junior College in 1940 and from the University of Arkansas in 1942. After marrying, she received a graduate degree in Library Science from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1944, and in 1976 earned a second Master of Arts in History from The University of Texas at Austin. Her most important and lasting accomplishment, for which they give no degree, was her devotion to her family, her husband, and the raising of their four children.
Jane spent her professional life working in libraries at Washington University, St. Louis; Special Services Library, Camp Crowder, Missouri; John Tarleton Library, Stephenville, Texas; Special Services Library, USAR-CARIB, Panama Canal Zone; and the Texas State Library, Austin, Texas.
She met her husband, Lt. Henry Harlen Rogers, at a USO dance in Joplin in the summer of '42 and became an Army wife on March 7, 1943 in Tampa, Florida. Together they had four children, Ralph Bryan Rogers, William (Bill) Rich Rogers, Jennifer Sue Rogers Padden, and Robert Ryan Rogers. Henry retired from the Army as a Lt. Col. in 1963, and the family settled in Austin.
Jane is survived by her husband of 63 years, Henry; son Ralph and his wife Kathryn; son Bill and his wife Mary; daughter Jennifer and her husband Brian; son Robert and his wife Debra. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Ashlee Lynn Rogers, Kathryn (Katie) Winslow Rogers, Sherilyn Marie Rogers O'Gorman, Kelly Ann Padden, Cathleen Elizabeth Padden, Bridget Mary Padden, Megan Erin Padden, Alan Michael Rogers, Mark Christopher Rogers, and David Henry Rogers. Her first great-grandchild is expected in June. Her nieces and nephews include Warner Wolf, Jacqueline Rogers (deceased), Judith Rogers, Kenneth Rogers, Charles Rogers, Christine Burgardt, Julia Wessel, Ralph D. Rogers, and Cheryl Kirk. She was preceded in death by her parents and her half sister, Rosemary Kenney Wolf.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Her ashes will be interred at a later date at the National Cemetery at Fort Hood, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Jane's memory.
Good-bye, Mom. Rest in Peace. [Based on an obituary & photo obtained from wcfish.com]
Her ashes will be interred at a later date at the National Cemetery at Fort Hood, Texas.
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