10 a.m. to Noon Saturday at Holland Barry and
Bennett Funeral Home
Noon Saturday, at the funeral home
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Nelda May Rogers, 94, of Lincoln, formerly of Emden,
passed away on September 16, 2014 at The Christian
A visitation will be held at Holland Barry and
Bennett Funeral Home Saturday, September 20, 2014,
10:00 a.m.-12 Noon. Funeral services will
immediately follow at noon. Don Green and Chris
Bivens will officiate. Burial will take place at
Bethel Cemetery , Emden.
Nelda was born September 14, 1920 in Emden,
Illinois, the daughter of William Harms and Sena (Leesman)
Harms. She married Herbert Rogers September 14,
1945. He preceded her in death February 12, 2006.
She is survived by her children Mark Rogers of Emden
and Matthew (Kimberly) Rogers of Darien, IL. Also
surviving are her grandchildren Brianne Beers, Tami
Combs, Cassondra Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Faith
Rogers, Jordan Rogers, and seven great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband, daughter Melody Hufnagel, and
sisters Jeanette Yontz and Mildred Burke.
Nelda enjoyed reading and needlepoint, and was an
amazing cook. She was a graduate of Illinois State
University and Hartsburg Emden High School and was a
lifetime farmerís wife who taught in a one-room
school house in Delavan. She was a member of the
Illinois Retired Teachersí Association, the Womenís
Auxiliary at The Christian Village, and Emden
Christian Church, where she served on the Womenís
Council and taught Sunday School. She also played
Memorial donations may be made to Emden Christian
Church, Christian Homes in Lincoln, or Safe Haven
Hospice and will be accepted at Holland Barry and
Bennett Funeral Home.
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