JERSEYVILLE — Robert Eugene Rogers, 87, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014,at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Center.
He was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Forsyth, Ill., son of Ralph W. and Helen (Lehn) Rogers, both deceased.
He married Regina Mills, on June 10, 1950, in Ames, Iowa. She died Sept. 27, 2003.
He earned a BS degree in agriculture in 1950 at Iowa State University; master's degree in ag economics in 1952 at University of Illinois, and farmed 1000 acres in White Heath, Ill., until 1961. He spent two years selling Mutual of Omaha Insurance in Bloomington, Ill., then spent 35 years in farm management in Greene, Jersey, Calhoun and Macoupin counties.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alton.
Survivors include children, John M. (Jean) Rogers of Sterling Heights, MI, Paul D. (Cindy) Rogers of Houston, Texas,
Martha J. (Tom) Penland of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Ann M. (Frank) Carlisle of St. Louis; grandchildren, Eric, Stephanie and Brady Carlisle, Holly, Lane, Marcy and Cora Rogers, Olivia and Ginger Penland; brother and sisters-in-law,
Donald (Chantry) Rogers of Roseville, Calif., and Kathy Rogers of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, son, Mark Douglas Rogers, and brother, Richard Rogers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, with prayer service at 7 p.m.
Burial will be on Friday, May 9, at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the
Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.