Evelyn May Rogers

Evelyn May Rogers, 94, of Anna, and formerly of Peoria, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Hillview Healthcare Center.

She was born on May 12, 1923, in Merritt, the daughter of Earl and Nellie Lankford Priest.

She married John Rogers on Feb. 12, 1947. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1999.

She was a member of University United Methodist Church in Peoria and attended the First Christian Church in Anna. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Robert) Hartley of Anna and Becky Rogers of Anna; granddaughter Kendra (Tim) Denny of Anna; great-grandchildren Payton and Addison Denny of Anna; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Rogers; brothers Clarence, Floyd, Orie, Oren and Donald Priest; and a grandson, James Robert Hartley.

Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials can be made to Hillview Healthcare Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

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