Barbara Joanne Rogge

Barbara Joanne Rogge, 59, of Overland Park, KS passed away April 3, 2014. A funeral service will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Barbara was born in Massillon, Ohio on October 4, 1954, the daughter of Phylas & Jack Lose.

She attended Shawnee Mission West High School and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Textile Design. Her carefree spirit and unmatched sense of humor caught the eye of Richard Rogge, who was smitten with her from day one. They were married on September 9, 1978 and have two children, Ali and Stephen.

Barbara will be remembered for her devotion to family, quick wit, sensitivity to others, gift of gab, and love of photography, art, and gardening.

Her father precedes her in death. She is survived by her husband, mother, daughter, son, three sisters, three sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and twelve nieces & nephews who love her dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to help cover funeral expenses payable to the Richard Rogge Donation Account in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary at 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Make checks payable to Richard Rogge.

28 Condolences

  1. NATASHIA BRADLEY on April 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Word’s cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort in knowing that you have another angel to watch over you now. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy
    Natashia and your UPS family

  2. Damien Kimble on April 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Peace, Love, and Comfort to You and Your Family.

  3. Dorothy Black Schaake on April 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Rich – Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Know that she will be missed by you, your family and all her friends. It’s truly a sad time.
    With sympathy
    Dorothy S.

  4. Jim Davis on April 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. But may her love live on in your memories and bring you peace.

  5. Kathy Levine on April 9, 2014 at 5:55 am

    We are so sorry, so sad. I have so many memories of great times with you both. Know we are thinking of you from far away, Kathy and Dave Levine

  6. Melissa Brauner on April 9, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Rich, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  7. Pamela Mathews on April 9, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Rich, Ali, and Stephen,
    I was so saddened to read this. This is one of my favorite Nall Hills families. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Pamela Mathews

  8. sara Henderson White on April 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Rich, I am so sorry for your loss. We had some great times together. I will always remember Barb’s unmatched humor. Much love to you, Ali, and Stephen. We will see you on Saturday. love, Sara Henderson and Jud White

  9. Jenni Ludwig on April 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    While I never met Barbara, I can only imagine the kind of woman she was because of the lovely children you both raised. My sincerest condolences for you and your family. My thoughts are with the Rogge family.

  10. Jeff Beck on April 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My family is thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Jeff Beck

  11. Michael Bachmann on April 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm


    Someone said they saw the obit and I very sorry for your loss. I know having your kids there to support you will be good in your time of need. I just lost my dad about a year ago and I am still in shock.

    Prayers go out to you and your family. If you ever need anything you know where to find me.

  12. Josie Garcia on April 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Rich and Rogge family,

    words cannot express how sad I was to learn about the loss of your wife/mother as my family knows the hurt and strain of losing someone so dear to us. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Josie Garcia

  13. Ginger-Regan White on April 10, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was a very close friend in high school. This picture was her in high school. (and she was beautiful then and I sure as beautiful as a wife and mother!). Love, Ginger

  14. Ginger-Regan White on April 10, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I have email some friends near and far of her passing. I hope to meet You and the children this Saturday ( her mother also.) My prayers are w/ You and Yours for peace and solitude.

    Bless You, Ginger-Regan White

  15. Byron Morgan on April 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Rich, my prayers go out to you and your family.

  16. Joel Bachman on April 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.
    Joel Bachman

  17. Anna Hanson on April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am


    My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time.


  18. Lisa Mendlick Schieszer on April 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I saw Barb’s picture and it took me back to 1972 sitting in history class. She always cracked me up whispering tales of the previous weekend’s adventures which helped the less than interesting lectures we were supposed to be absorbing. We were both in art in high school but traveled in different groups outside of history class.
    Never saw her after we graduated in 73 but she is one of those people who could always bring a smile when thinking back to high school.
    So very sorry to hear of her passing.

    Lisa Schieszer

  19. Adam Inman on April 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Rich and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Peace to you.

  20. Janet Jackson on April 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Rich, Ali and Stephen,
    We were so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers! We have such fun memories of our girls growing up together and the birthday parties we threw together for Beth and Ali. God’s Blessings on you all!
    Greg, Janet,
    Beth and Kelly Jackson

  21. Patti Broderick Hostetler on April 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Barb and I were close friends during our Junior high and Senior high school years. She was so full of life and fun to be around. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. May God bring comfort to your family at this difficult time. I will always remember Barb with great fondness!!! My deepest sympathy to you all!!

  22. Babe Theno on April 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm


  23. Babe Theno on April 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I wish you all the best of your memories to bring you comfort during this time. We will keep you in our prayers.

  24. Tom and Becky Stovall on April 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Rich, Ali, Stephen

    Know you are in our hearts and prayers. One always knew when Barb entered a room, her joy and humor were unmatched. May you find grace, peace and love in your many happy memories.

    Blessing Tom & Becky

  25. Robin on April 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I am so sorry and devastated to hear of this news. There are really no words. Although we have been far apart for years, she was and always will be my *VBF* forever. Shirley feels as if she has lost a daughter, and I loved her like a sister.

    Our hearts are saddened, and just know that we are thinking of you, and the family, Ali and Steve.

    Much love,

  26. Ted Coffey on April 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Never laughed as hard hanging with d&d Never forget our times together and the friendship

  27. Maggie Pemberton on April 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Rich, Ali and Stephen. Our strongest sympathies. Barb was a treasure. A great mom, kind heart and fun person. She never met a stranger and was always there with something kind or funny to say.

  28. Eileen Benskin on April 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Dear Rich, Ali and Stephen,
    When I read Barbara’s name in the obituaries, I was so saddened to know that she had passed at much too early an age. Ali and Stephen were in my second-grade class at Nall Hills Elementary. I, not only enjoyed having them as my students; but I enjoyed the conversations Barbara and I had after school. Her beautiful smile and quick wit were wonderful. She will be missed by so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Truly yours,
    Eileen Benskin

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