WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Juanita Adkins Rogers, 82, died Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis.
Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie, Mo. she was the daughter of the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins. Mrs. Rogers was the librarian at the Morehouse branch of the New Madrid County Library for 27 years. She also worked 21 years for the Missouri Deptartment of Mental Health in Sikeston, Mo. and also at the War Drum Restaurant in Sikeston. She had attended school in Flint, Mich. until 1934 when her family moved back to Missouri. She lived in Morehouse, Mo. for 52 years, moving to West Allis in 1998 due to failing health.
She joined a Baptist church near Essex, Mo. at age 12 and had been a member of a missionary Baptist church in Morehouse.
Surviving are one son, Michael R. Rogers (Jan L. Veseth-Rogers) of Wauwatosa; four grandchildren, Bethany (Chase) Rankin of Arlington, Texas, and Samuel, Kate, and Nora Rogers of Wauwatosa; and two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Makena Rankin, of Arlington, Texas. Also surviving is a sister, Shirley (Dudley) Scott, of Greer, S.C.; three brothers, Franklin (Aggie) Adkins of Fenton, Mich., Douglas (Helen) Adkins of Columbiaville, Mich. and Burley Adkins, of Lexington, Va.
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Marjorie Rogers Jaeger of Kennedale, Texas; a grandson, Nathan Jaeger of Kennedale, Texas; and a brother Adam R. (Arvonia) Adkins of St. Helen, Mich.
Private services are being held.