Arthur Alan Rogers, 82, one of 12 children of Albert and Margaret Sherer Rogers, was born Nov. 27, 1921, at Seneca, Kan. He died Jan. 26, 2004, at the Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942, serving four years. He was a sergeant and radio controller stationed in the states during World War II. He worked for the Zenith Corp. in Chicago, where he was a quality controller. He retired after 39 years. In 1979, he married Darlene Nelson and became an instant father of five children. The Rogers moved to the Huggins area in 1980, where they purchased a farm. Mr. Rogers loved carpentry and began building: a barn and Countryside Cafe, which they operated 15 years. He loved to visit with customers in the cafe and with his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings and one step-daughter, Gerry. Surviving are his wife of the home; three sons, Christopher, Patrick and Peter Dow; one daughter, Susan Dow; one sister, Alberta Shepherd; three brothers, Wendall, Stanley and Leroy Rogers; and 10 grandchildren. Services were Jan. 30 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Caraway and Ronnie Murray officiating. Burial was in the Number One Cemetery at Huggins. “

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