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Juanita Adkins Rogers

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie to the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins, Juanita Adkins Rogers died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis, Wis.

Surviving are one son, Michael R. Rogers, and daughter-in-law, Jan L. Veseth-Rogers) of Wauwatosa, Wis.; four grandchildren, Bethany (Chase) Rankin of Arlington, Texas, and Samuel, Kate and Nora Rogers of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Makena Rankin of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Shirley (Dudley) Scott of Greer, S.C.; three brothers, Franklin (Aggie) Adkins of Fenton, Mich., Douglas (Helen) Adkins of Columbiaville, Mich.; and Burley Adkins of Lexington, Va.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Marjorie Rogers Jaeger of Kennedale, Texas; a grandson, Nathan Jaeger of Kennedale, Texas; and a brother, Adam R. (Arvonia) Adkins of St. Helen, Mich.

Mrs. Rogers was the librarian at the Morehouse branch of the New Madrid County Library for 27 years. She also worked 21 years for the Missouri Department of Mental Health in Sikeston, and also at the War Drum Restaurant in Sikeston. She had attended school in Flint, Mich., until 1934 when her family moved back to Missouri. She lived in Morehouse 52 years, moving to West Allis, Wis., in 1998 due to failing health.

She joined a Baptist church near Essex at age 12 and had been a member of a Missionary Baptist Church in Morehouse.

Private services are being held.

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