Darlene Jane Rogers

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May 11th, 1934 - July 31st, 2019

From: Alton, MO
Visitation: 1:00-2:00 pm Saturday
August 3, 2019
Many Springs Baptist Church
Alton, MO
Funeral: 2:00 pm Saturday
August 3, 2019
Many Springs Baptist Church
Alton, MO
Burial: Many Springs Cemetery
Alton, MO

Darlene Jane (Roland) Rogers, age 85, a long-time resident of Alton, Missouri was born on May 11, 1934 in Lima, Ohio. She passed away on July 31, 2019 at the Lutheran Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Florence Marie Roland.

On February 14, 1961, she married Sterling “Rog” Rogers at the Quincy United Methodist Church, in Quincy, Ohio. Sterling preceding her in death on March 28, 2007. Darlene and Rog had two daughters; Suzanne (Rogers) Dennis and Steve Dennis of Colona, Illinois and Nanette Rogers Thornton and Fred H. Thornton III of Sikeston, Missouri. Grandchildren of Darlene and Sterling include Elisabeth Dennis (Ada, Oklahoma), Steven “Alex’ Dennis (Carbondale, Illinois), Fred H. “Cole” Thornton IV (Rolla, Missouri) and Sarah Thornton (Sikeston, Missouri).

Darlene was the eldest daughter of six children. Her brothers and sisters include David and Sue Roland, Teddy Roland, Tim and Edye Roland, Janet and Dow Blanton, and Jeffrey Roland. Darlene’s siblings reside in her home state of Ohio. Patsy Rogers, her sister-in-law, resides in Texas. Darlene and Rog’s lives were enriched by numerous relatives and friends.

Darlene worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at the Oregon County Health Department. She took great pride and delight in taking care of her patients and was blessed with many close coworkers.

Visitation will be from 1 pm to 2 pm, Saturday, August 3, at her cherished Many Springs Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri, with service following visitation. Brother Bob Wiggs will be officiating and Interment will be held in the Many Springs Cemetery, under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, MO.
Pallbearers will be: Steve Dennis, Fred H Thornton III, Cole Thornton, Alex Dennis, Tom Pointer, and John Pool.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be sent in her name to: Many Springs Baptist Church, c/o Brother Robert Wiggs, 2687 County Road 102, Alton, MO 65606
Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, Youth Outreach Fund, P.O. Box 554, Sikeston, MO 63703

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Condolences Received:

Peggy Gray
01 Aug 2019, 07:10
Darlene was such a nice, friendly person. She visited my father-in-law in his home as a nurse. it was just like opening the door to a special friend every time she came. My sympathy to the family.
John & Carolyn Nuwer
02 Aug 2019, 13:59
Darlene was a sweetheart. I enjoyed being in the Red Hats with her. I loved her sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.