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Susan L. Rogers

October 3, 1946 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Susan Rogers Obituary

Susan Laverne Rogers, 77, of Christopher, passed away at 6:49 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at her home.

Susan was born October 3, 1946, in Christopher, Illinois, the daughter of Loren Leyerle and Regina (Brisky) Leyerle. She married Eddy Allen Rogers on August 15, 1969, and he survives.

She graduated from SIU with her bachelor’s degree in education. Mrs. Rogers was a retired schoolteacher. She taught second grade at Ben-Gil Elementary School in Gillespie, Illinois.

Susan enjoyed cooking. Her family said she was an exceptionally good tailor. She would design and sew costumes and do alterations to clothing. She could even recover furniture. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandkids.

She was of the Baptist faith, and until her health kept her from attending, she worshipped at Community Chapel Church of Marion, Illinois.

Surviving is her loving husband of 54 years, Eddy Allen Rogers of Christopher, Illinois; a son Brad Allen Rogers and wife Dana of Mulkeytown, Illinois; two grandchildren Lucas Allen Rogers and Tinley Marie Rogers, both of Mulkeytown, Illinois; two brothers: Bill Leyerle of Creal Springs, Illinois, and Michael Leyerle and wife June Ellen of Champaign, Illinois; two nieces: Addison Leyerle and Sylvie Leyerle both also of Champaign, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Donnie Colson officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

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October 23, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 E. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
October 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 E. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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