Elizabeth Jane Rogers

Memorial services for Elizabeth “Jane” Rogers, 91, Lawrence, will be held in the spring of 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Jane passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Meadowlark Estates in Lawrence,

Jane was born on June 16, 1929 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Waldo B. and Lizbeth (Norris) Heywood.

She received her Bachelors of Arts from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

She was a member of the University Woman’s Club, “Jane Club, and several bridge clubs. She loved gardening and bird watching.

She loved being with family and friends and frequently hosting gatherings of both.

She married Jerry F. Rogers on August 2, 1952 in Topeka, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Ann Rogers, her wife, Lisa Aguilar; son, Kyle Rogers; and three grandchildren, William Rogers, Caelan Rogers, and Sophia Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sibling, Charles W. Heywood.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name to Theatre Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.

9 Condolences

  1. Jerry, I am traveling right now or I would be checking with you in person. I am so sorry about Jane. I will check in with you when I return to town. on December 21, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Jerry, I am traveling right now or I would be checking with you in person. I am so sorry about Jane. I will check in with you when I return to town.

  2. Kristin “Lil’ Sis” on December 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Jane brightened my day every time I got to go and visit with her. I loved hearing about her childhood and her life with Jerry and the love she had for him and her children. She will be so missed. My condolences to Jerry, Kyle and and Jennifer.

  3. Marsha and Ray Goff on December 22, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Jerry, we will always remember that Jane had the best smile in the world and what a fun lady she was. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  4. Clantha McCurdy on December 23, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Jerry, I am so sad to hear about Jane’s passing. I am thankful that I was able to visit both of you last fall. Jane was special! My deepest sympathy to you, Jennifer, Kyle and the family.

  5. J.D. Cleavinger on December 29, 2020 at 9:54 am

    To Jerry Jennifer & Kyle
    Please accept my deepest sympathy during these tough & troubled times

  6. Jerry Hall on December 30, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Mr. Jerry Rogers, Jerry and I, (Norma) are so sorry for your loss. We did not know her. We only knew of her. You never mentioned her when you were plastering the black board with numbers. Hang tough!!

  7. Carl and Joyce Burkhead on December 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Rogers family:
    We had the privilege of knowing your family years ago and want you to know that the God of all Comfort will do just that as you grieve the loss of Jane, your mother and grandmother. We remember Jane as a delightful and lovely lady who was gracious to everyone. Sixty eight years of marriage is powerful witness to many people including us. Memories of Jane are a precious gift which will also comfort you in the days that lie ahead. In Christ, Carl and Joyce

  8. Clark H. Coan on December 31, 2020 at 10:47 am


    Sorry about your loss. I clearly remember Jane. My mother, Becky, would talk about her. They were friends and of course you were good friends with my father.

    Take care,


  9. Mary Margaret Rowen on February 6, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Of course, I knew Jane as a bridge player, but also as a helper when I was curator at the Watkins Museum of History. We had a lot of cataloging to do and I invited the Antiques Interest Group of University Women to help.

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