June Elaine (Waddell) Rogers

November 26, 1921 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 98)


June Elaine Waddell Rogers, 98, of Statesville, passed away, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Rogers was born November 26, 1921 in Girad, OH and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Waddell. She was a graduate of Girad, OH schools and previously worked for the Pentagon in Washington, DC. While working at the Pentagon, she met her husband, Raymond “Ray” Douglas Rogers, Jr. and they were married in 1944. She lived most of her life in Bennettsville, SC and later moved to Kernerville, NC then to Statesville. She was an active member of the Methodist Church, joining Broad Street United Methodist Church in 2017. She loved her family, friends, writing and receiving letters and was a big Atlanta Braves fan. She and her husband, Ray, enjoyed their grandchildren coming to Bennettsville, going to the beach and swimming. She enjoyed when her great grandkids would come over to Statesville and play games, draw, and play with Jimmy, the cat.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by two sons, Raymond “Doug” Douglas Rogers, III (Jan) of China Grove, NC, Garry Marshall Rogers of Statesville; two grandchildren, Allison Nettleton (Shawn), Todd Rogers (Stephanie) and three great grandchildren, Luke, Emily and Sadie Nettleton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

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