Faye Maxine Rogers 1924 - 2010

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Faye Maxine Rogers, nee Riggs, was born in Mildred, Kansas, April 8th, 1924. One of five children born to Ruth and Clarence Riggs, she attended elementary school in Mildred. Faye survived the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, and with the onset of World War II, attended welding school at Fort Dix, N.J. Upon completion of the course and certification, she became one of the legions of “Rosie the Riveters” and worked on a production line at the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac plant in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Ks., building aircraft for the war effort.
At the end of the war, she worked on a production line in a paper products factory, where she met her husband of 40 years, Richard “Carl” Rogers. Together, they raised a family of six children. Carl passed away in December, 1989. Following Carl’s death, Faye lived on her own in Kansas City and Lawrence until she suffered a massive stroke in 2000. She lived with her daughter Paulette for several years, and with her brother Bryan Riggs in Chappell, Ne., for a time before moving to the Grasslands Estates retirement community in Wichita, Ks.
She passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 21. She was predeceased by her brother Harlan Riggs, and sisters Doris Ruddle and Lucille Riggs. Faye is survived by her brother Bryan Riggs, her six children, Paulette Hilte of Mesa, Az.; Bruce Rogers of Evanston, Il.; Steve Rogers of Eureka, Ca.; Joyce Munger of Wichita; Patrick Rogers of Arkansas City, Ks.; and Jennifer Rogers of Austin, Tx., nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandson.
Visitation will be at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, Ks., on Friday, January 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, Ks., on Saturday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 439 N. Mclean Blvd., Suite 100, Wichita, Ks., 67203.
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