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Lorene M. Rogers

March 3, 2017

St. Marys—Lorene M. Rogers, 87, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born May 19, 1929 at Paxico the daughter of Aloysius H. and Pauline Hund Fry.

After graduating from Paxico High School Lorene moved to Topeka and worked for Hallmark Cards until her marriage.  She and her husband “Porkey” owned and operated the B & B Café in St. Marys for 23 years retiring in 1989.  Lorene was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

On August 18, 1951 she was united in marriage to William V. “Porkey” Rogers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury.  He preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Fr. Timothy Fry and a sister, Mildred Burg.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Rogers, St. Marys; her sister, Sr. Brendan Fry, OSB, Atchison; sister-in-law, Vena M. Willingham, Topeka;  several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mrs. Rogers will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Piper Funeral Home and a rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Saint Scholastica, Atchison and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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8 thoughts on “Lorene M. Rogers

  1. So sorry for your loss. I thought your Mom made the best hamburgers around. I know you all will miss her. Our prayers are with all of you.

  2. Beverly, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of my most favorite people I have so many great memories of her from my childhood and my early adult life. I will never forget her one of a kind laugh and ornery spirit. I know Porky is so happy to have her back. I send you my love and prayers.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. Many a great meal was eaten at the B&B Café. May she rest in peace & God Speed……
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    The Stum & Jake Jacobsen Families

  4. Sending our love to Beverly and Sister Brendan during this difficult time. Wish we could be there, Aunt Lorene was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

  5. My condolences go out to her family. I remember her well. She was always outgoing and had a passion for life.
    May she Rest In Peace.

    Bob Hoferer, JR.

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