Myra Rogers 1929-2017

Myra Rogers 1929-2017

Myra Jean Rogers, 88, of Holton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Sabetha Hospital.

She was born Sept. 6, 1929 in Clifton, the daughter of Farrell Otis and Frances Rose (Benneychek) Rains.

Myra graduated from high school and had lived most of her life in Jackson County; she had also lived in Seneca for a few years. She worked for Slimaker Dress Factory, was a farmwife and provided “in home” care for her clients. A “job” that was very special to Myra was being a Foster Grandma for NEK-CAP in Holton.

She was a member of the Holton VFW Auxiliary; she helped to ensure the flags were present at the cemetery. In the early 1960s she also was a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Leader.

Myra married Byron Brooks in 1949 at Dodge City; he preceded her in death in 1962. She married Cecil Rogers on June 20, 1969, in Albuquerque, N.M.; he preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Scott Brooks, Bob Rogers and Ronald Rogers; and a brother, Vance Rains.

Survivors include her children, Marcia Clark (Albert “Butch”) of Seneca, Carol Hards (Ronald) of Holton, Lorraine Lauderdale (Mike) of Wichita, Gregory Rogers (Debra) of Osceola, Iowa, and Jeff Rogers (Erica Noffsinger) of Meriden;18 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Denison Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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