Obituary: Isabel Rogers
On the morning of March 11, 2023, Isabel Irene Rogers, of Fairview, died at the age of 83.
Isabel was born to Orville and Elizabeth Bucholz Thompson Sept. 23, 1939, in Whiting, Kan. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1957. In June 1957, she married Bernard Rieger and had three children, Bill (Lori) Rieger of Powhattan, Jim (Julie) Rieger of Fairview and Ellen (Fred) Piper of Cottonwood, Ariz.
In May 1973, she married Roger Ross and had a daughter, Sharon Drake of Hiawatha.
In December 1991, she married Charles Rogers and they were married 31 years. Charles and Isabel had many happy years traveling and being involved in numerous community events.
Isabel was a member of the United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Fairview.
Isabel is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles on Oct. 1, 2022; great-grandson, Waylon; and two brothers, Kenneth Thompson and Allen Thompson.
She is survived by her children, Bill, Jim, Ellen and Sharon; sister, Jean Steele; sister-in-law, Jeri Thompson; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Isabel’s eternal life is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at the United Church of Christ in Fairview. Pastor Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Friends may call Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sunday School Dept. of Church of Christ or Sabetha Hospital Nursing Dept., which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S Seventh St., 66434.
The Sabetha Herald 3/15/2023