Effie L. Rogers

February 28, 2014

Effie L. Rogers 92 of Mulberry, Indiana passed away at 7:10 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 at the IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born April 10, 1921 in Blytheville, Arkansas to William & Rilla (Moneymaker) Qualls. Effie married Onie E. Rogers in 1951 in Rock Island, IL and he preceded her in death in 1997. She worked for the Moline Public Hospital as “Housemother” for the school of nursing students retiring in 1991. She moved in 2006 from Milan, IL to Clinton County. Effie was a very loving person who enjoyed reading, taking walks and she loved birds.

Visitation and Services

A celebration of life service for Effie will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4th at the Michigantown Christian Church, 108 W. Second St., Michigantown, IN. Bob Woods, Minister will officiate. The Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Mulberry Retirement Community, 509 W. Jackson Street-Mulberry, IN 46058

Survived by:

Son, Kenny (Wife-Debbie) Rogers of Rural Frankfort. 2 Grandsons, Chad (Wife-Daisy) Rogers and Brad Rogers. One Great Grandson, Jude also survives.

Preceded by:

Effie was the last of 10 children.


14 Condolences for “Effie L. Rogers”

  1. David & Harriette Watson March 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    My husband and I lived next to your parents on Airport Road. Was sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Both your parents were wonderful people. They were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. Have a lot of happy memories of them, as our neighbors.
    She would often talk of you and your family. Was so proud od her son. Again, we are sorry for your loss. They will always be in your hearts, as well as ours. God Bless.
    David & Harriette Watson

  2. Judy & Gene Remaly March 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Effie and Judy were room mates for a couple of months at Mulberry. They got along great. I got to know Effie when I came to visit.
    She told me of her family picking cotton as a child. And, growing up in a family with ten kids.
    She was always going some where. I would kid her about running around again. She would laugh and say “Yeah ”

    Judy went home for a short time then came back to Mulberry. This time she was placed across the hall . They both went back and forth to visit.

    We , as well as the staff on 400 West will miss Effie.

    Our condolences go the the family

    Judy & Gene Remaly, Rossville IN

  3. Mary Rangel March 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    My sympathy to the family. I bowled with Effie for several years in the quad cities. She was so much fun, so cute, didn’t act her age. I know she used to meet some friends at Hardees in East Moline every morning for coffee, and then on bowling days she’s tell us all about her friends. She never wanted anyone to know how old she was. After she quit bowling and moved away I lost track of her, but often thought of her. We had such good time. I’m sorry for your loss.

  4. Mitzi Todd-Medema March 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    She was a great lady. I’ll cherish the memories of playing cards with “the bunch” on Saturdays and going out to lunch. Even though I was little she made me feel big. I will miss her. Take care. Your second cousin Mitzi and family

  5. Debbie Rogers (Daughter-In-Law) March 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I would like to start out by saying our family lost someone very special when we lost Effie. There’s going to be an empty place in all of our hearts, and it’s hard to imagine what life will be like from now on. I remember Effie telling me when she dies don’t cry for her. But we all need a time for tears, not for the one who is now at Peace in Heaven, but for ourselves as we realize that things will never be the same without her. In ways big and small, Effie changed our world and left it a better place, and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten. No one can take away the pain and loss we all feel, but hopefully we can take comfort in the knowledge that she is at Peace with GOD… and one day, we will all be together again. What a wonderful thing to able to see “JESUS” and her family, which she talked about on a daily basis. She used to say I’m the last of the Mohicans, LOL. And now, she’s with them. I am sure there is a wonderful celebration in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Effie, you were the best Mother-In_Law I could have ever hoped for and I am so proud to have called you Mom. In closing, I would like to say, You are the Mother I received the day I wed your son. And, I just want to Thank- You for all the things that you have done. But most of all, I want to Thank-You for the wonderful man with whom I share my life.

  6. Gary and Kathy Qualls March 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Aunt Effie was a cherished member of our family with whom we shared many enjoyable times. She came to our house every Sunday morning for breakfast so she could keep in touch with her nephews. She always kept the conversation going and was a lively source of many deep down belly laughs. We loved her dearly and have missed her sorely since she moved to Indiana to be near her immediate family. It is so sad to see the end of a generation in the Qualls family. But the love she showed us, Kenny, Debbie and their family, will keep her memory alive in our hearts.

  7. Sandra Bell March 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Effie was the greatest Aunt. Growing up, she paid special attention to all us kids, in her own special loving, giving way. We are going to miss her so much, her passing leaves a big hole in our lives. My dad, her brother, Cecil Qualls passed away on her birthday in 1989. They were so close ~ friends and siblings, mow they are reunited. Any time some one would tell me I looked like her, I puffed up as that was a great compliment. I have to thank God for giving me such a wonderful family.

  8. Marilyn Battles March 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Kenny, Debbie, and all the family of the Rogers, Moneymakers, and all the friends who knew Effie, I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I loved her. I worked with her at the hospital, as well as being her niece by marriage. I so respected her for her wonderful personality and gift for loving everyone. She will be so missed by me and many others. Heaven gained an another angel on Feb. 28th. You have my condolences Kenny and family.

  9. Theresa Hepner Mike’s sister March 4, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Kenny just wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss, your Mom was a very nice and friendly lady, prayers for you and your family.

  10. Chad Rogers (Grandson) March 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My Grandma Effie was tough as nails. When I was a little kid and Grandma was well in her 60’s, she taught me how to climb a tree, wrestle, and play checkers. We would go on long walks, bicycle rides, and trips to Bishop’s. After we ate, Grandma would play Arcade games with me, spending $10.00 trying to win enough tokens for a cheap prize. She once got into an argument with a Hardee’s manager because at 8, I was too tall for the ball pit. She shamed him into giving me free ice cream and some of the pit balls. I have great memories of staying with my grandparents. Grandma Effie took me to Donut Delight before and after school everyday and in three weeks, I gained thirteen pounds. I hated when Grandma would help me with my homework… especially spelling. Every word that I got wrong, she would make me write out fifty times until I got it right. Thanks Grandma, but I still can’t spell. I Love You and you will always be in my heart and thoughts. Love, Chad

  11. Brad Rogers (Grandson) March 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I have so many Great memories of my Grandma. She’s a huge animal lover and always liked watching National Geographic, which I do all the time too. She would always have her tongue out when she was using scissors, like if helped her to cut straighter:) She was always so independent. I can remember when she was in her 80’s and she drove all by herself to Indiana to come visit us, and another time when she lived with Mom and Dad I can remember when she wanted to help mow the grass, at the time she was 90 years old, and I really believe she would have given it her best shot. Whenever Dad would cook steaks she would always take everyone’s bones, she always said not to waste the best part of the steak! I just wish when I have kids, they would have been here to meet this wonderful woman. She will be dearly missed. I Love You Grandma. Love Brad

  12. Kenny Rogers (Son) March 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Growing up, I was an only child, but my Mom made sure I knew how to be a kid. She taught me how to climb trees, she would wrestle with me on the floor, we would go roller skating and she would take me to the creek to look for frogs. One day she told me she could not go to the creek anymore and when I asked her why she said “Because the semi drivers honk at me”. I did not have any brothers or sisters, but boy did Mom get me a lot of pets…. Tarantula, Rooster, Dog, Hamsters, etc…. The apples does not fall very far from the tree- Right boys? Mom made the best peach pie- I have never been able to look at a peach pie without thinking of her. I remember once, I spilled a gallon of orange juice on the floor, I knew immediately that I was in trouble, Dad, my hero, told me to run and once I got outside, I thought I was safe… until I was hit in the back of the head by a peach, that she had thrown at me…. then again maybe that is why I think about her when I see peach pie!
    Mom, You were the “Best Mom” ever and I will never forget you. I Love You and I will see you again someday. Tell Dad Hi. Love, Kenny

  13. Jeannene Tournear ( Good Friend) March 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I’m going to miss you very much. We had such good times together. I remember every time we went to the nursing home to visit you we had to hunt you down, you were a little gadabout! It was like instead of Where’s Waldo? It was Where’s Effie? You were always there for me when I needed you. I remember you like to read a lot, and you enjoyed being outside watching the birds, always walking out in the yard seeing the beautiful things that GOD has created. You and my son, Bryan will enjoy all the beautiful things now in Heaven. I Loved you very much, Your Loving Friend, Jeannene.

  14. Marilyn Battles March 14, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Thank you, Kenny and Debbie, for the video. I enjoyed it very much, and it brought back some memories. I remember you growing up, Kenny. And I remember some of the pictures. Blessings to you and your family. It was good to see you all grown up with grown boys of your own. When you moved away, it was hard to keep in touch.

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