John Harold Rodgers

John Harold Rodgers

John Harold Rodgers, 81, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his home.

He was born on June 25, 1935, in Chicago, the son of Francis and Loyola Powers Rodgers.

He married Doris Bigler on Dec. 28, 1957, in Cobden.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Rodgers of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Kathy (Bill) Miller of Cape Girardeau and Claire (Charles) Boone of St. Charles, Mo., grandchildren Beth (Logan) Johnson, Mary McCollough and Eric McCollough; step-grandchildren Jason, Kedron, Stephanie, Chad and Michael; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul Rodgers; a sister, Joan Rodgers; and a brother, Norman Rodgers.

He was a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He served his country from 1958-1981.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Rodgers were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Cobden, with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Scott Air Force Base honor guard.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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