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Obituary: Mary Ellen Rogers, Greenwood

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Mary Ellen (Adams) Rogers, 78, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, in Greenwood. She was a resident of Greenwood and a former resident of Southport, Edinburgh, North Vernon and Zephyrhills, Fla.

Mary Ellen was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Jackson, Ky., to Lee and Flossie (Terry) Adams.

She was married to the Gordon L. Rogers for 63 years. He preceded her in death June 13.

She was employed at Amos Thompson Plastics in Edinburgh for five years and then was the bookkeeper for their businesses in Edinburgh and Indianapolis.

Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, golfing, reading, doing puzzles and volunteering at the senior citizens center. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Carolyn (Gary) Chelf of Jonesville, James (Janet) Rogers and Barbara (David) Lawson, both of Greenwood, Peggy (Michael) Loomis of Illinois and Paula (Bill) Daniels of Arizona; five sisters, Edna (Chester) Caudill of Edinburgh, Bonnie (Chris) Jones, Betty (Charles) Wilson and Patricia Adams, all of Ohio, and Judy Smith of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Lester Adams; a sister, Dorothea Phillips; and a son-in-law, Steven Shaw.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 905 S. Main St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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