Missouri Olzona Braden Rogers

Published: Times; February  28, 1929

Missouri Olzona Rogers, daughter of Alfred and Sally Braden, was born in Hamilton County, Illinois, April 25, 1965; departed this life February 19, 1929.  Age, 63 years, 9 months and 23 days.

She was united in marriage to Robert L. Rogers on September 21, 1890.  To this union three daughters were born: Coline, wife of Walter Cox of McLeansboro; Hattie Reeves, deceased; and Janie, wife of R. Sloan of McLeansboro.

She was converted in early life and united with the Knights Prairie Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until her Savior said it was enough.  She took great interest in her church and Sunday school.

Mrs. Rogers and her husband cared for her aged father and mother at the old home, which the tornado destroyed.  A new home was built at the same place, and her father's doors were always open to those that needed food and shelter, and they still remain that way.

For three years, Mrs. Rogers had been afflicted, and all that kind and loving hands could do was done for her.  She appreciated everything that was done.  Her greatest delight was in having song and prayer in her home.  She had no fear of death, but just quietly passed from a world of sickness and death to a world of eternal life and happiness.

Greater love had no mother than she for her family.  In her passing, the husband has lost a faithful companion, the children a kind and loving mother, the neighbors a good neighbor.

She leaves to mourn their loss, the above named companion and children, twelve grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Lockwood and Mrs. Nancy Hungate of McLeansboro, Mrs. Alice Ingram of Centralia, one brother, Douglas Lockwood of Galatia, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Elders T. B. Hunt and D. H. Knight at Braden Valley church on Wednesday, February 20.

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