Genevieve "Gennie" Beth Rogers, 93


Genevieve "Gennie" Beth Rogers was born to Chuck & Esther (French) Rogers on April 21, 1928. She passed away on June 5, 2021 at Tekamah Arbor Care Center, after a short illness, at the age of 93. She was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Omaha in March of 1944.

Gennie grew up in the Decatur area. She graduated from Decatur High School with honors. In 1944 she married Jack Parsons. In this Union they had a son, Jim, who was born in 1948. They later divorced and she remarried in October of 1952 to Rex Elliott. The family resided on the Elliott home place that was homesteaded by Rex's grandfather, John C. Elliott. They moved to the Craig area in 1968.

She was a member of the Happy Thought Club, Pleasant Homemakers, Sunnyside Club, Tekamah Reading Club, Craig American Legion Auxiliary, Birthday Card Club, and Relief Society of her church.

Gennie was very active within her church, where she served a one-year mission with Arizona Apache Indians Tribe in 1984 and a one-year mission with Chicago Temple in 1991.

She also enjoyed working at the Tekamah Public Library as a librarian from 1986-2000 and later volunteered at the Chatt Center Library.

Gennie enjoyed reading on her front porch and road tripping with "the girls" as often as possible; she did this for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles F. Rogers; stepfather, Myron Lee; mother, Esther (French, Rogers) Lee, husband, Rex Elliott; brothers & sisters-in-law, Ray (Dorothy) Elliott, Paul (Elsie) Elliott, Clara (Gorgen) Prince; niece, Beverly Carr; nephew, Gerald “Cooly” Pond, Jr.; stepbrother, Bob Lee.

Gennie is survived by her son, Jim (Karen) Elliott of Craig; grandsons, Scott (Jennifer) Elliott of Houston, Texas, Rusty (Arian) Elliott of Craig; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Oma) Rogers of North Sioux City, S.D.; sister, Wanda (Don) Dyson of Lyons; stepsister, Virginia (Terry) Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Memorial Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.


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