Donald Jean Rodgers, son of the late Glen E. and Elizabeth Gogorth Rodgers, was born in Puxico, Missouri on June 9, 1941, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 67.
Mr. Rodgers had lived in Morehouse for 30 years and moved to Wappapello and Greenville area eight years ago. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Wappapello Eagles Aerie and the Wappapello VFW. He enjoyed riding his golf cart, gardening, squirrel hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
On July 8, 1960, he was married to Peggy Jean Rice in Bloomfield.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Jean Rodgers of Greenville; one son, Glen Rodgers of Wappapello; one daughter, Sherry Clay of Wappapello; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several foster grandchildren; four brothers, Ronnie, Michael and Sammy Rodgers, all of Advance, and Carroll Rodgers of Camden, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Lou Adams of Bloomfield, Judy Lemons of Wappapello, and Linda Barnett of Evansville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Charlie Rodgers; and one sister, Patty Pendergraft.
Visitation was held after 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with Bro. Ira Lee Sandefer of Sikeston officiating.
Interment followed in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.