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Roma Rogers

December 4, 1939 — February 5, 2015

Roma Rogers, 75, of Oshkosh passed away on Thursday afternoon, February 5, 2015 at the Regional West Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Oshkosh with Pastor Jeniffer Brand and Ann Bairn, PMA officiating. Burial will follow in the Ash Hollow Cemetery near Lewellen.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Roma’s name to the Garden County Health Services Foundation designated to the Nursing Home.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Rogers family.

Roma Lynne (Stokey) Rogers was born on December 4, 1939 at Lewellen, Nebraska to Edward John and Ida Margaret (White) Stokey. She was the second child of the couple, joining a brother, and four years later another brother joined the family. Her parents were engaged in farming and Roma grew up loving the life on a farm.

Roma grew up around the community of Lewellen and attended District #45, a rural grade school, and graduated from Lewellen Rural high School in 1958. Roma went on to attend college at Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney, Nebraska where she received her Elementary Teacher’s Certificate.

Roma began teaching in the rural schools of Garden County, and that same year, she married Jack E Rogers, on December 3, 1960 at Lewellen at the Methodist Church of which she was a member. She taught school for 3 years, substituted for 5 years, and then stayed home to help her husband on the farm and dairy and raise a family. Two children were born to Roma and Jack. A daughter joined the family first, Tracey Lynne, and then a son, Timothy Gene, joined the family two years later. Roma and Jack enjoyed life on the farm where they made their home for 41 years. In 2001, they moved to a new home 2 miles south of Oshkosh, where she resided until her death. On May 17, 2003 Roma’s husband, Jack, passed away.

Roma was active in a card club. She was a past member of the Nebraska Cattle Women, and a mentor for the Tom Osborne Team Mates program. She had taught Sunday School at the Methodist church before it burned down, then at the city auditorium, and at the new church when it was finished. She was also a 4-H leader for the Happy Helpers Club for several years.

Roma enjoyed meeting with high school friends each summer and visiting.

In 1985, Roma started working part time in the dietary department at the Garden County Hospital. In 1987, she went to work as the Food Service Manager for the Garden County High School. In 1995, she also accepted the same position for the Oshkosh Grade School lunch program. She managed both schools for 8 years and worked 16 years altogether for the schools retiring in May 2003. Then in 2005 she accepted the position of assistant librarian at the Oshkosh Public Library. She retired from that position in 2008.

Roma’s life was devoted to her children and grandchildren. As they grew up and matured, she was very proud of their accomplishments. Her grandchildren were also the very high light of her life, spending as much time with them as she could. She enjoyed showing them the joys of life, taking them to swimming lessons, having them stay with her part of the summer, planting a garden and flowers, and she was very proud of them as she watched them grow into young men and women.

She is survived by son, Tim Rogers of Oshkosh; daughter, Tracey (Bryon) Walker of Cheyenne, WY; grandchildren, Logan (Bryan) Moore of Fort Morgan, CO, Nathan Rogers and fiancé, Lexi of Fort Morgan and Owen Rogers of Oshkosh; 2 great grandchildren, Paris Nicole and Paxton Kenton Moore of Fort Morgan; brother, Ron Stokey of Lewellen, a sister-in-law Doris Rogers of Woodward, OK; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 2 sister and brothers –in-laws, Charlotte and Norris Tophoj and Mary Lou and Richard Krajewski and brother –in-law Harold Rogers.
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