Jerry "Danny" Daniel Rogers, Ph.D., 67, of Pittsburg, Kan., died of a sudden illness March 25, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2011, at Brenner Mortuary with Reverend K.O. Noonoo officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, at Brenner Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the Pittsburg High School Quarterback Club. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Born Nov. 13, 1943, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Lucille (Persinger) and Raymond Rogers. He was a marketing professor at Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University from 1981 until his retirement in 2005. He had also taught at College of the Ozarks, Hiram Scott College and Southwest Missouri State University. He graduated from Malta Bend High School in 1961 and earned his BA from Missouri Valley College, his MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctorate from University of Missouri. On May 8, 1983, in Pittsburg, he married Becky Clark, who survives of the home. Jerry loved teaching, golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kevin Rogers and his wife, Meredith, of Bloomington, Ind., Kelly Rogers Rupp and her husband, Gabriel, of Minco, Okla., Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas and her husband, Jeff, of Frostburg, Md., Holly Ebbs and Kayla Kutz of Pittsburg; two brothers, Gary Yates and his wife, Rita, of Marshall, and Harold Rogers of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Barbara Culligton and her husband, Ed, of Cortez, Colo., and Benita Haase of Homestead, Mont.; brother-in-law, Merle Clark and his wife, Kathy, of Pittsburg; special aunt, Loretta Rogers of Marshall; grandchildren, Madison Ebbs of the home, Zacharia Rupp and his wife, Namina, of Edmond, Okla., Alexandra Rupp of Oklahoma City, Okla., Myles Thomas of Frostburg, Md., Morgan Ebbs, Emily Ebbs, Koy Kutz and Loren Kutz all of Pittsburg, Kan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Yates; step-mother, Lila Rogers; and brother, Pat Yates.
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