Juanita Irene Rogers, 92, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation was Tuesday, June 20 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. A funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, June 21 at the Ankeny Presbyterian Church, 317 S. E. Trilein Drive in Ankeny. Burial will take place at Colfax Cemetery.
Juanita, the daughter of Arlo and Florence (Humphries) McPeek, was born April 23, 1925, in Fairfield. She attended and graduated from Randall High School in Randall. On March 26, 1955, she was united in marriage to Harold “Red” Rogers and they were together for 47 years until Red’s passing. Juanita stayed at home, worked on the farm with her husband and raised her children. In the 1980s, she accepted a job with DMACC in Ankeny. In her retirement, she loved to play canasta with friends and travel throughout the United States. Her greatest joy, however, was her family.
Those left to honor her memory include a son, Doug (Rosann) Rogers of Slater; a daughter, Kelli Rogers of Ankeny; six grandchildren, Margaret (Robert) Neuendorf, Carla Rogers Paris, Rebecca Rogers Leonard, Bradley (Jill) Rogers, Austin (Leslie) Rogers and Kate (Carson) Marlay; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; son, Tim; daughter, Julie; brother, Robert; and sister, Lucille. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.
Memorials may be directed to the Juanita I. Rogers Memorial Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.