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Ruby Coleson-Rogers

Friday, May 3, 2002

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruby Bell Harp Coleson-Rogers, 90, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., and Columbus, Ga., died at 12:25 p.m. May 2, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau.

Born Aug. 14, 1911, at Cache, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Potts Harp. For many years, she was a housekeeper for the Goose Pit and had been a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch.

On March 16, 1927, she married Lloyd Edgar "Tangle Eye" Coleson who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1982. She and Leonard Rogers were married Jan. 11, 1987, in Columbus, and he died in March 1994.

Survivors include: five sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kay Coleson of Advance, Harry and Mary Coleson and Herschel and Wendy Coleson of Olive Branch, Bill and Frances Coleson of Columbus and Jim and Barbara Coleson of Mounds, Ill.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marian Sams and Sharon and Harold Foster of Olive Branch and Judy and Gerald Perkins of Burfordville; and 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Richard Coleson, Floyd "Sonny" Coleson and Leroy Coleson; and two sisters; one brother; two grandsons; and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Carl Hester, pastor, the Rev. Billy Don Heady, former pastor and the Rev. Dean Heady of Jackson will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Lindsey Cemetery at McClure, Ill.