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Lorette J. “JO” Rogers

KSAL StaffMarch 25, 2020

Lorette J. “JO” Rogers, age 96, passed away on March 23, 2020 at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kansas.

Lorette was born November 28, 1923 near Aurora, Kansas, a twin daughter of Phillip & Blanche (LeMoine) Cote. Lorette attended Aurora schools through the 8th grade.

She married Ralph Rogers November 19, 1942 in Concordia, Kansas. During this time they lived in California, Nebraska & Colorado and finally made their home in Concordia. After the death of her husband, Lorette moved to Salina, Kansas in 2006 and later returned to Concordia to live at Mt. Joseph Senior Village.

Lorette was a homemaker, but did work with her husband in their Liquor store & later a grocery store in Nebraska. She also worked for several years at the Montgomery Ward store.

Lorette was preceded in death, by her husband, Ralph, a son, Doug & grandson, Marvin Jr., her parents, Phillip & Blanche Cote, brothers, Eldon, Jack, Andrew, Raymond, twins, Norman & Armand, sisters, Juliette Hubert, Annette Ashland, Marceline McCourt, Geneva Hess, Lorene Tremblay & Dorothy Tremblay, a great-grandson, Mason Berk.

Living in Concordia, she belonged to several clubs, a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary & a life member of the Alter Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include; a son, Marvin Rogers (Melissa) of Heiskill, TN; daughters, Phyllis VanOverschelde (Paul) of Abilene, KS; Karla Rogers of Lincoln, NE; Grandchildren, Mike Rogers (Becca) of Knoxville, TN; Brad Berk (Kay) of Concordia, KS; Chris Kressley (Craig) of Lucas, KS; Travis Taylor (Jenny) of Topeka, KS; Corrie Berry (Ben) of Lincoln, NE; Great- Grandchildren, Brice Berk, Morgan Henderson (Casey), Colton, Joe & Lindsey Berk, Felicia Clintsman, Serenity Kressley, 3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a visitation will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a Rosary service being prayed at 11:00 a.m. led by Fr. David Metz all being held at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kansas. A private family only Graveside Memorial Service will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas, with Fr. David Metz officiating.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, in care of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, PO Box 606, Concordia, Kansas 66901. For online condolences please visit, www.chaputbuoy.com

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