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Obituaries

Obituaries

Grace M. Rogers 1927 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Grace M. Rogers, 80, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Rogers died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at her home.She was born Feb. 16, 1927, the daughter of Robert Harmon and Ethel Mae Boen Swaford.Mrs. Rogers worked in many grocery stores in Lawrence and was a secretary and co-owner at Rogers Electric in Lawrence. She was a member of Villa Heights Church and volunteered at Crosslines Store, both in Joplin, Mo. She married Warren Keith Rogers on Jan. 21, 1952. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Rogers was also preceded in death by a son, Oliver E. Gideon Jr., in 2006.Survivors include two daughters, Sherry L. Walton, Lawrence, and Peggy Lindquist; a brother, Sherman Swaford, Springdale, Ark.; two sisters, Marie Smith, Springdale, Ark., and Georgia Barry, Aurora, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel.