Marie Rogers, age 94, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at The Legacy at Park View in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born November 2, 1922, in Lorraine, Texas, the daughter of Charles and Effie Catherine (Parker) Young.
Marie grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated high school there. She then attended Draughon’s Business College. Marie worked at Cheek Pipeline Construction as an executive secretary. During this time, she met Barney Rogers. Marie and Barney were married on March 6, 1943, and moved to Ulysses in 1945. In 1946, they began Barney Rogers Dirt Contractor; which they owned and operated for many years. Marie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dana Minor Circle, Order of the Eastern Star #471, Civic and Study Club, and Junior Civic. She also served on the Grant County Library Board and as a Cub Scout den mother. Above all else, Marie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook for her family; especially on Fried Chicken Sunday.
Marie is survived by her son, Bill Rogers and wife Yolanda; daughter, Pam Anderson and husband Mike all of Ulysses, Kansas; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jane Ann Prusa; and seven siblings.
Funeral service will be Friday, May 26, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with Reverend Todd Guinn officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the Grant County Scholarship Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.