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Joanne Rogers was the widow of Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" and was an accomplished concert pianist.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 14, 2021.
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February 9, 2021
Jane Barron
February 6, 2021
2-26-21 Saturday 1:30pm

Here's THE OTHER shirt I like!!!
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
February 6, 2021
Here ARE MY 2 favorite Mr Rogers shirts he & SHE ARE deeply missed 2-6-21 11:15pm
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
January 31, 2021
January 31, 2021
You & Fred were the best! Libby Dyer often mentioned that Fred was a Godsend to the world!
Friend
January 31, 2021
We loved you and Mr Rogers!
I can't wait til I see you both in Heaven!
Acquaintance
January 26, 2021
Shannon medero
Neighbor
January 26, 2021
She was a great role and her husband was so great with children
Shannon medero
Neighbor
January 26, 2021
THESE ARE MY favorite Mr Rogers shirts. I HOPE THEY GET printed
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
January 25, 2021
Jane Ellen Barron
January 25, 2021
Here ARE photos OF MY 2 Mr Rogers shirts & 2 OF MYSELF
Jane Ellen Barron
January 24, 2021
We enjoyed meeting you
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
God bless you Joanne, you and your gentle spirit will be missed, xolori in Seattle
Lori Parker
January 20, 2021
As a former senior pastor of Latrobe Presbyterian Church I had the privilege of knowing the Rodger family. Joanne was a kind and gracious person. She and Fred were a wonderful team. Our prayers surround their sons and families. God bless you Joanne. Enjoy your time with Fred at the Lord's table in heaven.
Gary Ziegler
Friend
January 20, 2021
You enjoyed watching Kay Neumann cooking shows! Her articles were in the Pittsburgh newspapers under Kay's Kitchen! You were a beautiful Christian person & excellent wife & mother!
Acquaintance
January 20, 2021
We loved you!
Friend
January 20, 2021
We loved your entire family!
Your children are so beautiful!

Yolanda
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
Love you!
Neighbor
January 19, 2021
The church on Weldon street in Latrobe thought the world of you and Fred! We loved your entire family!
Neighbor
January 19, 2021
Mrs. Rogers was not as well known as Mr. Rogers but was a tremendous and able complement to Mr. Rogers. Her charm and beautiful smile will be missed. At this difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may her memories sustain you.
Mary
Neighbor
January 19, 2021
My Sincere Condolences to the family.
I ‘am So Sorry for the loss of your love
One. May you find Comfort in your
Beautiful heart and treasured every
memory that holds a special place in
Your love ones heart, may God give
You the strength to endure this difficult
Time, and continue to bless your love ones.
January 19, 2021
My condolences to all the family and friends of Mrs. Rogers. May God comfort all of your hearts and strengthen you in your time of sorrow.
patricia
January 18, 2021
May their contribution to children's programming be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
January 18, 2021
May the Rogers' legacy live on.
Stephanie D Schell
January 18, 2021
Alishia
January 18, 2021
My wife and I will miss Joanne. As Director of Student Life at Clayton State College (now Clayton State University) in Morrow, Georgia, I had the privilege of booking Joanne for several duo-piano concerts (with Jeannine Morrison, Clayton's piano professor). Her talent was obvious, as was her warm personality. One year I needle pointed a set of musical note coasters for her and Fred. She sent me back a thank you card and two Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Trolley T-shirts for my wife and I. We were blessed to know her for almost 45 years.
Robert Taylor
Friend
January 18, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
william dowling
Teacher
January 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
January 18, 2021
Rev Frank Lewis from Greensburg PA & Fred could have passed for brothers! They were both theologians & soft spoken! They resembled and even talked alike. They will get to meet each other someday!




January 18, 2021
You passed away on January 14th the orthodox New Year!
We will always remember you when we celebrate our holiday!

January 14th was the day of a new life for you! Look down from Heaven and know that we are looking upward to remember you!

Rillton admirers
Neighbor
January 18, 2021
Fred & Jeff Erlanger are with Jesus and welcoming you in the Pearly Gates!
Friend
January 18, 2021
Love and prayers for your family!

The Arbore family

Latrobe PA
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Rogers family. The world has lost another truly kind soul... I've always admired Fred and Joanne. They were such wonderful people and I hope they're together in Heaven. Thank you for everything, kind neighbors ♥
Federica
January 17, 2021
God Bless Joanne Rogers who is now resting with her husband Fred,May God Bless the family.
Jerry T Sherman
January 17, 2021
You & Fred were married on June 9, which was the birthday of a good friend of his Father William Kiel. All of you are together again with Jesus and all of your family in Heaven!

We miss you already but know that you are with Fred!
Friend
January 17, 2021
Linda Tracy
January 17, 2021
Loran Mann and Bill Cardille were 2 people whom you discussed as being interesting!
Fred admired Loran because he also was a minister! Bill made life exciting with his shows!

All of us make life interesting in our own way! As Fred said, we are all different shapes and sizes and colors but we're all God's children!
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Watch over us from Heaven Mr & Mrs Rogers! We loved you and we lost a good friend! Your sons were so proud of you!

Michel Polnareff
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
We are saddened by the earthly loss of Mrs Rogers but can take solace in the fact that as she is walking out of our lives towards heaven, when we can barely see her, that there is a handsome man in sneakers and a sweater up in heaven that is having a beautiful day in his neighborhood as his dear wife and life partner is coming into view and are once again reunited.
Your work here on earth is finished Mrs Rogers, go on to your reward.
God bless you and Fred.
Craig Van
Neighbor
January 17, 2021
Uncle Ed S on KDKA was one of your favorite radio personalities! He really loved you both! Now all of you are together again! Goose Goslin was a devout fan of Fred also!!! His father had been a minister!
Friend
January 17, 2021
To the Rogers Family,

What a blessing your mother and father were to all of creation! How we need more like people like them in our hurting world during such uncertain times...I feel strongly that they are still sending their LOVE our way! God bless you♥
Joanna Tucker
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Now you are with Jesus and Patti & Bill Burns.
Art Pallan always admired you & Fred immensely! Everyone in Pittsburgh admired & adored you & Fred!
You touched many lives all over western PA & the world!
Latrobe will always remember it's native son Fred whose earthly body is back from it's starting point. He would ALWAYS remind us that ashes return to ashes & dust to dust!
For this reason, he wanted his earthly remains to be brought back to Latrobe!!!
Neighbor
January 17, 2021
Don Riggs & his Duck Willie made you laugh! Willie would say O Tannenbaum to Ray Tannehill! That was good clean fun!
Neighbor
January 17, 2021
Condolences to the Rogers family for the loss of your dear loved one. Her bright light continues to shine in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. May the God who is tender in mercy be a comfort and a refuge at this time of distress.
January 17, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Rogers family, many thanks for the dedication and hard work of Fred and Joanne.
January 17, 2021
You loved listening to KDKA radio & you really enjoyed the song which was played at Christmas time which was sung by a French girls' choir! It was sung entirely in French but was so Heavenly! You reminded us that in Heaven everyone will speak the same language & there will be no language barriers! You & Fred were so proud of your family in Heaven & those of us who will be there one day!
Neighbor
January 16, 2021
What a wonderful sweet lady. Condolences to her 2 sons & family
Anita Hanson
January 16, 2021
Frankie Day who is a radio announcer and Christian has been a real supporter of you & Fred. He makes no apology for being a Christian & upholds everything good & just as did Fred.
Neighbor
January 16, 2021
Celebrities and non famous people adored you & Fred. Rege Cordic & Perry Marshall & Fred Honsberger many times made the statement that Latrobe must have been a good influence on Fred because it was the inspiration for a lovely day in the neighborhood!

Our world is a better place because of you and Fred!!!
Miriam
Friend
January 16, 2021
Myron Cope loved you and your family as did many other people in Pittsburgh! Jack Bogut & John Cigna & Goose Goslin often mentioned that you & your husband were such a fine Christian couple!!!
Emma Inch
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
Fred was right up there in popularity on Channel 13 the educational station in Pittsburgh! His other main competition for viewing time was the cooking shows of Julia Child & Dione Lucas!!!
Maybelle
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
We loved Fred's stories about college days & making toasted cheese sandwiches by wrapping bread & cheese in tin foil & ironing them with an iron! He always made us laugh!

St Vincent College student
Latrobe college student
Student
January 16, 2021
We will always remember you for your support for Fred when he first started his show. Not everyone knows that he had a degree in theology also! There is a minister from Greensburg, Frank Lewis, who resembles Fred & sounds like him. It's amazing!!!
Ginny
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
I was just thinking about her a couple days ago. She and Fred were friends I just did not happen to meet. My life and the lives of my son and granddaughter are immeasurably better because they existed in the world. I miss knowing Joanne was still in the world. :-(
Merrie K
Neighbor
January 16, 2021
Thanks to you and husband for making my childhood happy. I loved the sorry about your loss .they are together again in heaven god bless Kim frank
January 16, 2021
Fred and Joanne Rogers were married for over 50 years
Joanne Rogers met Fred Rogers when the pair were students at Rollins College in Florida. She earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance and a masters degree in music from Florida State University. She performed professionally as a concert pianist with her friend Jeannine Morrison, calling themselves the Rogers-Morrison piano duo. They recorded two studio albums. She also spent time as a music teacher. She was married to Fred Rogers from 1952 until his passing in 2003.
Grady Youngblood
January 15, 2021
Prayers and fond memories are what you have to remember your dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor
January 15, 2021
i wil miss you
aspen Bloomer
Friend
January 15, 2021
Scott Chamberland
January 15, 2021
we did not know her, but grew up over 50 years with her (and fred) --fred's success was certainly exclamated with joane's presence--as was hers--together they became history in children's TV, and had fun making it happen--history will remember her, and him as being best in class, with the highest morals for society--krae bunch--greensboro nc
krae bunch
January 15, 2021
You liked Rodney & Knish and Hank Stohl! Kukla, Fran and Ollie were a trio whom you admired! Jason Flake Teahouse was interesting to you also! You used to get Tris Anne candy for us too! Those were the good old days!

Lenore
Acquaintance
January 15, 2021
Carol Sivadge
January 15, 2021
One of the nicest people I've ever been fortunate enough to meet, she will be missed by all whose lives she touched. I'll never forget her generosity and humble spirit, she truly cared and made a difference.
Ann Wells
January 15, 2021
Thank you for your service and dedication to children. My son and his wife are grateful for everything you've done for them. I send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends, it's truly a sad day for Pennsylvania.
Marilyn Taylor
January 15, 2021
She was a wonderful and compassionate advocate of children's causes. She will be greatly missed by all who grew up watching "Mister Roger's Neighborhood". A sad day for Pennsylvania.
Casey Wolff
January 15, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Joanne, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Now eternally reunited with Fred, and other family, friends and loved ones that have gone before.
Harry Simpson
January 15, 2021
She kept Fred Rogers' legacy alive with her work with children and families. She loved her work and was determined to make a difference in the lives of others. I'll never forget her kindness and generosity when I met her, she was sincere in everything she did. Sending prayers and well wishes to her family and friends.
Cheryl Morrison
January 15, 2021
Libby Dyer worked at West Penn Power & she passed photos of Fred to the children who came in with their parents!
She explained to them that his intent was to teach them life lessons as well as to entertain them! She was so proud of him and he was her cousin!

Lincoln Division
Jeannette PA
Friend
January 15, 2021
I am now a 60 years young I grew up with Mr. Rogers and was always SO excited when I heard the train coming! I was happy to here Tom Hanks speak so fondly of the time he spent with Mrs. Rogers. I now watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with (and without) my 2 year old grandson! Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are truly one of our national treasures and always will be. Their gifts to humanity will live on for generations to come. I meet them both in heaven.
Josephine Bobik
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful woman. Even though she was behind the scenes , Joanne Rogers was a big part of the love Mr. Rogers expressed to his neighbors (us). Please accept my sincere condolences %
JE Sowell
January 15, 2021
Ed & Wendy King loved you both. They often times mentioned your family as humanitarian examples!

Clark Race enjoyed your intelligence and knowledge of many things also!

I heard Marie Torre comment on Fred's show as well!

Pittsburgh loved you! But so did the world!
Acquaintance
January 15, 2021
Mr. & Mrs. Rogers both made the world a more beautiful "neighborhood". We are so fortunate here in Latrobe to enjoy the legacy of all they have given, as well as gifted, to our "neighborhood"
Patti Latrobe Neighbor
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
It's a lovely day in the neighborhood of Heaven since Mr & Mrs Rogers are united for all eternity!

Fans from Rillton PA
Acquaintance
January 15, 2021
Mrs. Rogers, I love watching an interview in which you spoke so lovingly and freely about your Fred. You wanted everyone to remember that he too was only human and not a perfect person, yet he continues to inspire us with his positivity. You are much the same. With your lovely personality and wisdom you and Fred were definitely made for each other. You are now reunited in heaven. Your eternal neighborhood. My condolences to your dear family, friends and fans.
S C
January 15, 2021
Rest in Peace Mrs. Rogers! Thank you for carrying on Mr. Rogers legacy of love and compassion for others.
Nicholas Johnson
Friend
January 15, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 15, 2021
its going to a even beautiful day in heaven rip to you both.
eric carter
Friend
January 15, 2021
Ijust wanted to say rest in peace mr. And Mrs. Roger's its abeatuiful day in heaven
January 15, 2021
Mrs. Rogers,
You and you husband were such a beautiful Inspiration to
Everyone . He is waiting for
You in Heaven with
the lord. Continue the love.
God Bless You
January 15, 2021
To Joanne And To Mr.Rogers Thanks For The Legacy From Both Of You. That You Gave Us RIP Thank You. Terry
Terry In N.C.
January 15, 2021
Thank you for sharing your love of music with your students. Jesus said to love your neighbor. You shine in the hearts of young and old.
Jeannette Culver
Acquaintance
January 15, 2021
Two Rogers souls are in their neighborhood Heaven
January 15, 2021
Deepest condolences to the Rogers family. My children grew up with "Mr. Rogers" in our livingroom daily. He taught them so much and I am so ever grateful. We even named our birds after the characters on the show/Henrietta. Joanne and Fred are together for ever and always will be remembered in our house forever....LOVE....
January 15, 2021
I have to say how much I enjoyed Mr Rogers and can only guess that Mrs Rogers had that same loving caring attitude. I am sorry to the family for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Steele
January 15, 2021
Johnny Costa & Stirling Yates were so proud of you and Fred! Paul Shannon & Ricki Wertz also loved you and your family!

Now you & Fred are having a duet we're sure!!!
Averbach family
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
Now you are with Fred & away from the cares of your earthly life!
Student
January 15, 2021
My cousin Liza Colon met you in New York City & was happy to have known someone who touched the lives of so many like Jeff the young man from Madison Wisconsin!

Fred did an excellent job while in Canada also! Josie Carey was a fan of your family as well!

Latrobe friend
Friend
January 15, 2021
Libby Dyer adored you & Fred who was her cousin!
Family
January 15, 2021
So saddened to hear the loss of this wonderful woman. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
January 15, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Rogers family. Mrs. Rogers was a special person. I'm so grateful for all her work, her support of her husband, Fred and their legacy. Their life's work had a profoundly positive effect on my life and who I have become. Thank you to them both for teaching me kindness matters a Lot. As they say, behind every great man is a strong wonderful woman.
Gina Sandy
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
RIP Joanne and Fred, now the two of you are together in your neighborhood Heaven. Thank you two for all you did to make this a better place to live teaching children that they do matter and are worth listening to. Rest Easy.
Carol Ann Campbell
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Rogers family, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with all of you at this very difficult time.
January 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Rogers family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
TD
January 15, 2021
May she rest in peace, with her beloved husband. Our condolences to your family, and we ask God to comfort and strengthen you and give you peace.
January 15, 2021
My condolences to her friends and her family she was an incredible wife incredible activist in the musical arts she was a great soul and she'll be missed may she rest in peace
David P Call
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
Rest in peace dear lady. May you rest in the grace of God and be dancing in Fred's arms once again.
Michelle Nichols
Acquaintance
January 14, 2021
THESE ARE MY favorite shirts OF Fred Rogers. 1-14-21 Thursday 8:00pmCDT
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
Remember ME as I used TO be...i WILL remember YOU and look on with a smile and remain in THE hearts OF ALL OF YOU
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
Our Sincerest Condolences to your family on the passing of your mother.
Geoff & Linda Knudson
January 14, 2021
1-14-21 Thursday 7:00pmCDT

I'm SORRY FOR BOTH losses of Fred & Joanne. Rogers THEY were such KIND & loving individuals. ALSO VERY talented with hearts OF gold!!! They're TRULY missed
Jane Ellen Barron
Neighbor
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