MEXICO - James 'Turner' Rogers of Mexico, left his earthly home for his heavenly home July 20, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He was born Dec. 16, 1923 to Kaster C. and Mary E. Turner Rogers at rural Canton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico with the Rev. Jerry Ostrom and the Rev. Chris Atkinson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton.
Mr. Rogers was a graduate of Canton High School and the University of Missouri. He served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific and China. Upon returning to college, he received a commission in the Air Force. After graduating, he worked for International Harvester; in 1957 he became a Field Underwriter with the New York Life Insurance Company. He received his CLU and CHFC degrees and was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Mr. Rogers was a past president of Kiwanis Club of Canton; President of Canton Recreation Association; and manager of Canton Little League, who enjoyed 44 consecutive victories.
He was a member of Centennial Baptist Church in Mexico and was proud to claim baptism in the Mississippi River at rural Canton Shiloh Church.
He was married to Dorothea Zahn in 1952, who passed away in 1980. In 1984, he married Mary Lou Roate of Quincy.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife of the home; three children, Mark Rogers of Mexico, Michael Rogers and wife Lisa of Edmond, Okla.; and Lori Fowler and husband Tom of Sikeston; three stepdaughters, Christine Tailford and husband Michael of Phoenix, Ariz., Angela Cooper and husband Vincent of Berlin, N.J., and Melinda Rehrig and husband Troy of Quincy, Ill.; three granddaughters, Alex and Miranda Fowler and Loren Rogers; one stepgranddaughter; six stepgrandsons; four nieces and seven nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to:
the Centennial Baptist Church 816 W. Breckenridge Mexico, MO 65265