Jack Dale Rogers 89, of Columbus, Kan. died 1 p.m. Wednesday March 23, 2011 at Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing Facility following an illness.†
Dale was born November 29, 1921 in West Mineral, Kan., the son of Arthur and Virgie (McClure) Rogers.†
He was a lifelong resident of the area attending Shawnee Elementary School in rural Columbus, Kan.† He graduated from Columbus High School in 1939. Dale enjoyed sports participating in baseball and football in high school.† After high school he continued to play baseball and also boxed for two years.†
On September 16, 1941 Dale married Mabel Coleen Steppe in Pittsburg, Kan.; she preceded him in death on April 24, 2009.† They celebrated 66 wonderful years of marriage.† Dale enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and his love of the outdoors included wolf hunting, bird hunting and fishing.† Dale served on the CCRHS School Boards; was on the Federal Farm Loan Board; a Masonic Lodge member; a Shriner; belonged to the Cherokee County Clown Unit; he and several friends started the Cherokee County Sportsmanís Association; enjoyed judging field trials and help stock many of the local farm ponds.†
Dale loved farming, raising cattle and hogs.† He retired from farming in 1983 and ranching in 1995.†
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Paul Rogers.
Survivors include his daughter, Sue Malone and husband Joe of Joplin, Mo.; grandchildren, Shelley Scott Willits and husband Charlie of Camdenton, Mo., Doug Scott of Baxter Springs, Kan., Stacey Malone Holley and husband Michael of Springfield, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Nichlas and Elizabeth Fox of Washington D.C., Ryan and Adrianne Fox of Riverton, Kan., Aaron Le, Madeline, Isabella, Kennedy and Jack Holley of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Rogers Bray of Dallas, Texas.†
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday March 26, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, Kan. with Roger Beason officiating.† Burial will take place at a private date in Park Cemetery in Columbus, Kan.† Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.† In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Alzheimerís Association or the First Christian Church of Columbus, Kan.† Friends may drop off or mail memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725.† E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.† Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.†