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Olive Edwards Rogers passed away on November 20, 2017, at Coldspring Transitional Care in Cold Spring, Kentucky. Olive was the widow of Herbert James Rogers, who passed in 1980. Both are now at home with their Heavenly Father.
Olive was born on June 20, 1922, in Irvine, Kentucky, the daughter of James Corbett and Mary Wolfinbarger Edwards.
Survivors include: one daughter, Hertha R. Smith (Bill) of Florence, and one son, Herbert James Rogers, Jr.(Jim and Rekenna) of Garner, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brian Scott Rogers (Holly) of Orlando, Fla., Megan Ashley White (Neil) of Lenoir, N.C., and Michael James Rogers (Lori) of Rochester, Minn.; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Alexander Rogers of Orlando, Fla., Mary Grace Rogers, Katie James Rogers, and Emme Lou Rogers of Rochester, Minn.; one step-great-granddaughter, Trinity Dawn White of Lenoir, N.C., and two step-great-grandsons, Josh Zook and Clay Zook of Orlando, Fla. Olive is also survived by one sister, Sandra E. Crawford (Rowan) of Mason, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Judy Edwards (Owen) of Riverside, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Olive was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, James E. (Mickey) Edwards (Louise), Leo (Pete) Edwards (Betty), and Owen (Ferd) Edwards (Judy), and three sisters, Rubye E. Strong (Merrill), Mary E. Frazier (Leon), and Cleo Edwards.
Olive was employed by the Blue Grass Ordnance Depot during WWII, and she later retired from the meat department at the Kroger Grocery in Richmond. Both Olive and Herbert were honored to be Kentucky Colonels. She loved to cook, make beautiful quilts, and embroidery work. Olive was a 1940 graduate of Irvine High School, married Herbert, and moved to Richmond in 1947. She lived in Richmond for 54 years and then moved to Florence, Ky., in 2001 to be near her daughter. In 2015, she moved to Coldspring Transitional Care in Cold Spring, Ky., where she passed.
Pastor Brian Heckber of First Church of Christ, Burlington, Ky., conducted the funeral service, and Gary Griesser, also of First Church of Christ, offered the vocal music on November 28, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals, 224 Main Street in Irvine.
Pallbearers were Jim Rogers, Brian Rogers, Michael Rogers, Wyatt Rogers, and Ron Weaver. Immediately following the funeral service, the burial took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in West Irvine.
Published on January 4, 2018
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