JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Harold Edward Rogers
 
HAROLD EDWARD ROGERS, 82, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, surrounded by 
love as he passed from this life in Layton, Utah, due to an extended illness. 
He was born to Vernie and Mary Osborn Rogers on December 20, 1924, in Wayne City, Illinois. 

Harold was raised on the family farm in Wayne City, Illinois. He graduated from Wayne City 
High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Concord. Harold 
attended Weber State College and recieved a certificate as an Electronics Technician in 1969. 
He worked as an electrician and supervisor at Hill Air Force Base for 22 years before retiring 
in 1986. He married Marjorie Lowery on June 28, 1949 in Morganfield, Kentucky. They had four 
daughters together. They were later divorced. He married Helen Robertson on December 26, 1986 
in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and she preceded him in death in August 2005. He loved being with his 
family, traveling, fishing, reading the scriptures, and being outdoors. He was an excellent 
handyman and could fix anything from engines to toasters. He repaired televisions and radios 
as a hobby. Although he faced many difficulties in his later years, he never lost his great 
sense of humor. Harold was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving family members include: 
Loving "Sis" Doris McGinnis, whom he adored; Brother-in-law: Oscar McGinnis; Niece: Elaine Nelson; 
4 Daughters: Darline Daley, Marilyn Rogers, Linda Rogers and Sheree Lupton; 6 Grandchildren: 
Amber, April, Garth, Cade, Shawn and Michelle; 3 Great Grandchildren: Kevin, Vivian and Vanessa; 
1 Great Nephew: Craig; 1 Great Great Nephew: Arron. Sincere thanks to Harold's loving family 
of caregivers: Shari, Jason, Pam, McKinley and Kaylee over the past few years, who enabled him 
to remain in a home environment and who gave him many gifts of their love and time while living 
in the moment with laughter and joy. 

FUNERAL SERVICE: was held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 19, 2007 in the Chapel at Mt. Vernon 
Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Elder Tom Trzeciak officiated. 
INTERMENT: followed at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. 


Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: May 17, 2007
Submitted by: Marilyn Mae Rogers
relationship = Daughter
 

 

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