Obituary: Ida Rogers

After a long battle with illness, Ida Adelene (Angle) Rogers went home to be with our heavenly father on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Newton Medical Center.

She was born to Pearly Carlisle and Bertha Agnes (Williams) Angle on June 2, 1940, in Amorita, Okla. She married Donald F. “Skip” Rogers on Oct. 4, 1955, in Newton.ida-rogers-Obit-Pic

Ida was a loving, vivacious and feisty woman who valued her family and community a great deal. She and her husband, Skip, have been lifelong Newton residents, and have devoted their lives to their family, friends and our community. Ida and Skip volunteered for the Salvation Army for 20 years, participating in events such as Toys for Tots motorcycle run, Salvation Army school supply drive, Heartland Shares Food Distribution program and Crop Walk. Ida also was in charge of the Salvation Army Disaster Relief truck. In that position, they were called out day or night to assist anyone who was in need. If there was a fire or community emergency, Skip and Ida could be found there providing food and drink to the firefighters and other responders, as well as providing necessities to the families that often times had just lost everything. If there was an emergency or a family in need in our community, you could count on them to be there assisting in any and every way possible.

Family was everything to Ida. She took great joy in taking care of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an outstanding sister, a very active mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and “Mimi.” Ida could be found at every sporting, Boy Scout, or activity that her children and grandchildren participated in, cheering them on and supporting them in any and every way she could. She was also always eager and willing to babysit or take the grandkids on special trips with her. She was a wonderful woman who was the matriarch of our family and will be greatly missed by many in the community as well as her family and friends.

Ida is survived by her husband, Donald F. “Skip” Rogers, their two sons, Donald W. and Tammy Rogers of Newton and Steven F. Rogers of Dallas, Texas, and two daughters, Karen Rogers of Topeka, and Cindy and Doug Croft of Newton; three sisters, Gladys Trouslot of Sedgewick, Mildred Quigley of San Diego California, and Glenda and Toney Orr of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Stephanie Rogers and partner Brandalyn McCarter of Newton, Amanda (Croft) Saltmarsh of Newton, Erin Croft and partner Andrea Diaz of Newton and Shawna Rogers of Amherst WI; and great-children Bryce and Kyle Banks and Makenzi Saltmarsh of Newton.

Ida was preceded in death by her mother and father and three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at First Presbyterian Church, Newton, with Pastor Larry Sadowski presiding.

Contributions in memory of Ida may be made to the Newton Fire/EMS Equipment Fund.

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