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George Robert Rogers went to his heavenly home on August 13, 2022, in the Marion, Kansas hospital.
George was born in Herington, KS on November 11, 1927 to James Albert Rogers and Violet Ethel Mason. He graduated from Herington High School. He served in the United States Army.
He married Dorothy Jane Davenport in El Dorado, Kansas, on December 11, 1947 and they were married for 65 years until her passing in 2013.
In the early 60’s George and some others kept the church league baseball program going in Herington, and at the end of the season, the players were taken to KC to watch Kansas City play the Yankees. He umpired a lot of ballgames, to include the church league, girls teams, and American Legion.
George loved to give blood. He was disappointed he wasn’t able to give his 100th pint. He had a rare blood type and one time was called off his postal route to give blood for someone. He worked a short while for Beech Aircraft and then worked for the Post Office about 30 years and estimated that he walked the equivalent of 1 ½ times around the world delivering the mail in Herington.
George loved to give a dollar to little kids when he would see them as it brought him great joy.
He attended Rock Island Church in Herington for many years.
He liked living at the Hilltop. He played pool, worked puzzles, and talked to everyone getting on and off the elevator. He recently moved to Marian Assisted Living and was happy in his short time there.
George is survived by four children: Mike Rogers (Pat) Kerrville, TX; Linda Troop (Judson) Lawton, OK; Dean Rogers, Tucson, AZ, and Kent Rogers, Herington, KS; four grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and brother Jack Rogers, Wichita, KS.
Preceding him in death were his wife; his parents; a brother, James Rogers; a sister, Alberta (Berky) Smith; and great grandson Caulen Hendon.
A private family celebration of his life was held at the Herington cemetery on August 14, 2022.
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