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Donald L. Rogers

February 19, 1935 - January 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date January 21, 2020

Visitation: Monday, January 20, 2020 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

Service: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am at the Oakland Baptist Church, 6006 State Hwy H, De Soto, MO 63020

Interment: Oakland Baptist Cemetery

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Donald L. Rogers was born in De Soto on February 19, 1935 a son to Lola (nee Hileman) and Thomas P. Rogers, Sr.  He died at his De Soto home on January 17, 2020 at the age of 84.  He is survived by three daughters: Cheryl (David) Ketcherside, De Soto, Donna (James) Cornman, Perryville, and Kathleen Townsend, St. Louis; four sons: Donald E. (Sue) Rogers, Glendale, AZ, David A.  (Kathy Johnston) Rogers, Ft. Worth, TX, David J. Williams, De Soto, and Raymond L. (Shirley) Williams, Bonne Terre; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister: Gladys Watson, Victoria; two dear friends Judy Jackson and Bonnie Ruengert and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; two wives: Pauline (nee Boyer) Rogers and Shirley (nee Davis) Rogers; three infant children; four sisters: Grace Crammer, Nancy Wall, Shirley Duncan, and Delores Brown; one brother: Thomas Rogers, Jr.; five brothers-in-law: Glen Watson, Edward Crammer, Charles Wall, Dennis Duncan, and Kenneth Brown; and a great-granddaughter Ava Williams.  Don had retired from McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft.  He and his wife Shirley then owned and operated Don and Shirley’s Cafe in De Soto.  He was a volunteer and active at the De Soto Senior Center, a member of the De Soto Lions Club and the C.I.A. Hall and was currently serving on the Oakland Baptist Cemetery Board.  He enjoyed country music and dancing.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 460 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO  63141.