MOUNT CARROLL—Dorothy May Rogers, 94, of Mount Carroll, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the Allure of Mount Carroll Nursing Home.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Carroll with Parson Bob Stark officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll and also one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.
Memorials may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mount Carroll. Family and friends are invited to share in Dorothy's life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy was born Oct. 22, 1924, at home in Dunlap, Ill., the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Mummert) Smith. She graduated from Mount Carroll High School, Class of 1942. On June 27, 1942, Dorothy married Harold Rogers. They raised two daughters and celebrated 69 years of marriage.
During World War II Dorothy worked at the Savanna Ordnance Depot. With her love for flowers, she also worked at Marth's Variety and Flower Shop and the Old Glenview Hotel Flower Shop, both in downtown Mount Carroll.
Dorothy was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Carroll where she was a member of the Deborah Circle, as well as a member of NARFE #604. She spent her free time babysitting for her neighbors and sewing.
She loved collecting jewelry from the different places that she and Harold would travel. Every summer for 30 years they would visit their cabin on Lake Big Too Much in Minnesota.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Linda (Roy) Rathje of Sabula, Iowa, and Judy (Dan) Oberg of Dixon; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; her brother Floyd (Charleen) Smith of Clinton, Iowa; and her sister Darlene Kaufman of Mount Carroll.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lillian; her husband, Harold; and her brother, Clyde.