In memory of
PAUL ROGERS JERSEYVILLE — Paul E. Rogers, 89, died at 3:48 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Benton, Illinois on March 11, 1929 and was the son of Adlie and Goldie (Hays) Rogers. Paul was a proud veteran, serving in the Korean War with the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and the Fieldon United Church of Christ. He spent 39 years serving Jersey Community Unit District 100 as a teacher, coach, dean of students, athletic director and finished his career with the district as the Director of Transportation. In addition, he also served eight years as a school board member for District 100. His greatest joy was spending time with his kids and grandchildren, as well as playing golf, watching football and attending his children and grandchildren's events. He married the former Marilyn Devening on March 4, 1978 in Mississippi, and together they shared 40 years together as well as the joys of their two children. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Rogers of Jerseyville; a son and daughter in-law, Bill "Steve" and Janeth Rogers of Ventura, California; a daughter and son in-law, Beth and Matthew Ruta of Wildwood, Missouri; a proud grandfather to to six, Geoffrey Surara, Leila, Amelia, and Benjamin Rogers all of Ventura, California, and Katelyn and Christian Ruta both of Wildwood, Missouri; a sister, Barbara Jane Matas of Streator, Illinois. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Rogers, Joe Bill Rogers and Jerry Rogers, as well as an infant sister, Patricia Rogers. A memorial service with military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Fieldon United Church of Christ with Pastor Jean Carmean officiating. A luncheon will follow the service in the Family Life Center. Private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given the Fieldon United Church of Christ or the Panther Athletic Club. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements, and you may leave condolences at www.crawfordfunerals.com .
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