Dawn Rogers

Dawn Rogers 1963—2018
Surrounded by her loving family, Dawn Rogers passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at FHN Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. Dawn will forever be remembered for her kind heart and generous spirit. Dawn opened up her home to anyone in need, willingly sharing everything she had. One of her great joys was watching others receive the gifts she had chosen for them. She was an avid reader and expressed her thoughts and feelings eloquently in notes and cards. Dawn adored her children and grandchildren, cherishing the time she spent with them. She loved taking family vacations, most recently taking trips to the family condo in Kimberling City, Missouri. She relished being an aunt to her nieces and nephews who thought of her as a "second mom". Dawn Susanne Rogers was born June 20, 1963, in Freeport, IL, to parents, Harm and Donna (Greenfield) Smith. She was a 1981 graduate of Forreston High School, and attended Highland Community College and Rock Valley College. She married Toby A. Rogers on March 26, 1983, in German Valley, IL. She attended the Silver Creek Reformed Church, where she was a member of the choir, the praise team, the Women's organization, and was Pioneer Club teacher. Survivors include her husband, Toby Rogers; 3 sons, Aaron (Rebeca Panos) Rogers, Kyle Rogers, Jeremy (Kayla) Rogers, all of Freeport; grandchildren, Catie, Peyton, Toby, Whitley, and Rylan; mother, Donna Smith of German Valley; 2 brothers, Todd Smith of Freeport, and Trent Smith of German Valley; 2 sisters, Starr (Joel) Flemming of Freeport, and Heather (Bryan) Politsch of Forreston; father-in-law, Robert Rogers of Forreston; sister-in-law, Jaime (Michael) Adamany of Naperville; 10 nieces and nephews, close friend, Adam Luy; and her beloved dogs, Remmy and Zoey. She is preceded in death by her father, Harm Smith (Dec. 10, 1992) and her mother-in-law, Jill Rogers (Aug. 13, 2016).
Memorial services for Dawn will be private. A memorial has been established for the and . Online condolences may be shared at www.schwarzfh.com

Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2018