Katherine 'Kaye' Irene Rogers, 81, passed away April 11, 2009. She was born October 17, 1927, in New Lewisburg, Alabama, to Horace G. and Josephine E. Womack. She was preceded in death by three brothers; four sisters; and her husband, Barrett Wayne Rogers, a farmer and electrician in Atlanta, Illinois. She is survived by one son, Stephen Wayne Rogers, Groveland, Ill., and one daughter, Judith Kathryn (James) Marcum of Pueblo, Colo., as well as grandchildren Tonia (Jeff) Gray, American Fork, Utah, Angelique Khan, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance (Lori) Rogers, Eureka, Ill., Celeste (Chip) Romp, La Grange, Ky. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren: Krista, Michael, Ashley, Nathan, Zachary, and Christopher Gray; Colette, Ashlee, Sabrina, and Brandon Romp; Gabriella, Danielle and Timothy Rogers. She was an active farm wife, PTO President, Legion Auxiliary President and a member of Junior Women's Club. She was a licensed cosmetologist and member of the state Board of Cosmetology, health and beauty consultant, hair styling studio owner, operator, and guest lecturer in the Atlanta/Bloomington/Lincoln, McLean, Ill., area for over thirty years. Her interests also included golf, traveling, oil and encaustic painting, and a special passion, bridge. At her request, there will be no public service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Internment of her ashes will be in Atlanta, Illinois cemetery next to her beloved husband, Barrett Wayne. In lieu of food or flowers the family has requested that any memorial donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo YMCA through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences may be sent to www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Kathy and Jim, please know our hearts and thoughts are with you. May your hearts be filled with peace and love of beautiful memories shared.

  2. Kathy and Jim, please know our hearts and thoughts are with you. May your hearts be filled with peace and love of beautiful memories shared.

  3. Judy, Steve and Family, What wonderful photos of your Mom. I am certain that her heavenly reunion is most comforting to you and that your loss will be tempered by memories, laughter and joy at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Debby Young

  4. Dear Judy and Stephen, I have a double connection with your Mother. My Mother Phyllis Adams from Minier went to school with your Mother. My Mother in law, Audrey Walters from Armington always had your Mother as her beauty operator. She always loved your Mother and talked so fondly of her. Audrey would drive your Mother to places of adventure after your Father Died. I remember her petite frame and the love of conversation. I remember she could wear her wedding grown at one of her anniversaries. I wish you peace and comfort that only God gives at this sad time.

  5. Dear Kathy & Jim,
    My prayers and condolences go to you both in this time of the loss of your mother Kay. I was her caregiver last year around the holidays and I am so thankful to have met her and you both. It was always a joy spending a evening with Kay. When she and I watched White Christmas together I think we both enjoyed each others excitement about watching the movie. (It was the first time I saw it)I loved seeing her smile as she saw me, and I was always looking forward to hearing her talk about her and Kathy’s paintings. I also loved the blessing she would give before dinner. She was so proud of you both. Lately,I had been thinking her since I have left Home Instead. I wanted to visit but due to the contract I was unable. Please know that I am praying for you both and that your beloved mother is an angle in heaven at God’s side. May god Bless you and take care of you always. Renee Gonzales

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