Betty L. Rogers

Betty L. Rogers, 89, of Springfield, died at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born in Springfield on June 5, 1932, the daughter of Elmer H. Pontzious and Elizabeth M. Foley. She married Glen D. Rogers on September 16, 1950 and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard A. (Cecilia) Rogers and Robert A. (Sandra) Rogers, both of Springfield; daughter, Betty S. (Kevin) Hill of Springfield; five grandchildren, Amy Rogers, Nino (Shauna) Campo, Tyler (Jill) Campo, Rebecca (Tom) Gossett, and Rachel (Mitch) Ade; three step-grandchildren, Noelle (Travis) Crocker, Stephen (Erin) Hill and Michael Hill; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nancy Rudolph; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Duane Shoup; granddaughter, Heather Ellen Rogers; great-grandson, Alexander C. Rogers; and step-grandson Shawn Braner.

Betty was the proud and loving mother of her three children. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom until her children were raised at which time she became active in the family owned business, Coe’s Book Store. When her children were young, she was like the neighborhood Den Mother and many kids were always welcome in her home.

Betty was an outstanding homemaker who loved to entertain. It has been a longstanding tradition that her family gathered together every Saturday morning at her home for breakfast. She was an accomplished dancer and loved ballroom dancing. Quite often, when she was on the dance floor, others would stop to watch her. She loved to travel and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Betty was a longtime member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Council of Catholic Women.

Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with Reverend Dominic Vahling officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62703.

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