Graveside services for Worthy Ray Rogers, 98, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Bridge Haven Memory Care in Lawrence.
Worthy was born April 19, 1916 in McLouth, KS the son of Ray and Lottie (Thompson) Rogers.
He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.
He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
He worked at the flour mill where he met his wife. He later was a guard at the Sunflower Ammunition Plant. He then worked for Kansas Public Service until he retired in 1978. When he wasn’t working at the gas company he was building houses. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren, especially when they played baseball. He had a legendary garden.
He married Ina Bernice “Toots” Tobler on April 29, 1939 in Olathe, KS. She preceded him in death August 2, 2007.
Survivors include one son, Worthy Wayne Rogers and wife, Sharon, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Mark Chaney, Michael Chaney, Rodney Chaney, Lisa Johnson, Jennifer Jones; seven great grandchildren, Emily, Sara, Brianna, Matthew, Conner, Maren, Mackenna; two great-great grandchildren, Madeline and Oliver; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sharon Chaney, November 9, 2013; and son-in-law, Don Chaney; two sisters, Susie Budd, and Emma Hellstron; and a half-bother, Floyd Rogers.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday the 19th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorial in his name to the Ballard Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.