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Mary Rogers

  Mary Elizabeth Rogers, age 82, of Thayer, Missouri passed away September 20, 2023, in Thayer, Missouri.  Mary was born December 28, 1940, in Oregon County, Missouri to Willis and Velia “Combs” Thompson.

   Mary was married to Earl D. “Buddy” Rogers in Alton, Missouri on December 20, 1961. They were happily married for 56 years before his passing. Mary’s life revolved around her family and loved ones.

   She was a loving wife, mother, and “Granny” to Keeley. Mary, Buddy, and Earl, as a family, owned and operated Rogers Service Station for over 46 years. When she was not working, Mary loved being outside tending to her flowers and shrubs. She loved cooking and baking all kinds of desserts.  Mary will be remembered for her kind heart and ability to never meet a stranger.  She loved talking to others and could carry on a conversation with anyone and everyone.

  She is survived by one son, Earl Rogers of Thayer, Missouri; granddaughter, Keeley Rogers of Ozark, Missouri; three brothers; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. 

  She is preceded in death by her parents Willis and Velia Thompson; her husband Earl D. “Buddy” Rogers of Thayer, Missouri; eight brothers and sisters; daughter-in-law Lisa Rogers of Thayer, Missouri.

  Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation Saturday September 23, 12:00-2:00p.m.

  Interment will be on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in Thayer Cemetery , Thayer Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Donna Steed
    September 21, 2023 @ 1:42 pm

    Mary, You were loved by our entire family, and extends as well to your entire family. Butch Donna Charli Jacob


  2. Joe and Susan Barbee
    September 21, 2023 @ 2:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss.


  3. Regenia Bodine
    September 21, 2023 @ 3:44 pm

    So, sorry for the loss of your Mom, grandmother, and my Aunt. May the Lord bring your family comfort and may His Love abound around you and your family during your time of grief.


  4. Kay McMurtrey
    September 21, 2023 @ 6:57 pm

    Mary you were one in a million. Always enjoyed our visits. Sorry for your loss Earl and Keely.


  5. Judy Bivins Johnson
    September 21, 2023 @ 8:22 pm

    Love and Prayers to you Earl and Keeley????❤️ Miss Mary was a great Lady! She will be missed


  6. Judy Bivins Johnson
    September 21, 2023 @ 8:26 pm

    Love and Prayers for You Earl and Keeley! Miss Mary was a Great Lady❤️ She will be Missed!


  7. Steven Hickinbotham
    September 21, 2023 @ 8:57 pm

    She will truly be missed. Thinking of Earl and the family. Know she was loved and had such an impact on so many.


    • Rosie Mainprize
      September 23, 2023 @ 4:34 am

      Mary was a friend for many years and will certainly be missed…George and I send our sincere sympathy to you and Keeley… you will be in my prayers as you and Keeley face days ahead .


  8. Mike and Linda Ward
    September 22, 2023 @ 9:56 am

    Earl, Keely, and family, so sorry for the loss of Mary, it sadden me to see this! Your Mother was a lady that everyone loved to visit with, she was always so kind to me! May the precious memories help give you peace and comfort! ❤️


  9. Debbie Underwood
    September 22, 2023 @ 10:41 am

    I’m so very sorry for you loss! Miss Mary was such a wonderful and special lady! My love and prayers for you, Keely and your family! ????????❤️


  10. Marva Caldell
    September 22, 2023 @ 11:48 am

    Earl and Keely, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary was an awesome lady, she always made you feel welcome and could make you laugh. Mary was loved and will be missed. Love and prayers for you and your family.


  11. Pamela Giesmann
    September 22, 2023 @ 1:06 pm

    Aunt Mary was always so good and kind to me. I’ve always known I could go to her with anything I needed to talk about. I loved spending time with her. She loved Earl and Keely so VERY MUCH. And of course Uncle Buddy was her ride or die.
    Earl and Keely I’m so very sorry, I know
    Your hearts are breaking.
    My prayers for ya’ll are for comfort and peace as promised in the scriptures.
    I ALWAYS LOVE this family so very much. ????????


    • Terri Lynn Hull
      September 22, 2023 @ 2:16 pm

      Earl and Keely, So very sorry for your loss,Mary was one in a million and will be missed greatly by many.
      Your both in my thoughts and prayers.


  12. Paul green
    September 22, 2023 @ 2:31 pm

    I took Mary gas for a number of years if I know anything about her I know she loved to talk she was like a mom to me as she was many other I will miss her tremendously she always told me me . Remember me with smiles and laughter cause that’s how I will remember you if you can only remember me with tears then don’t remember me at all I love you Mary !


  13. Pat Sloan Kennedy
    September 22, 2023 @ 3:02 pm

    Earl My heart goes out to you. We love you and Keeley. Stay strong if you can I know it’s hard to give up our loved ones.


  14. Charles Callahan
    September 22, 2023 @ 4:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss Earl and Keely she was such a nice Lady I will miss my hugs and talks with her when I stop in the Station she will truly be missed by everyone


  15. Clara Martin
    September 22, 2023 @ 4:52 pm

    Earl, much sympathy to you and your family in the death of your mother.


  16. Carroll McDonnell
    September 23, 2023 @ 11:50 am

    Mary could always keep a conversation going. She knew the people and this Oregon county and surroundings. I never saw Mary lose her temper even during a difficult conversation. God gained a precious soul home. She is differently be missed by her loving family and friends.


    September 23, 2023 @ 2:09 pm

    Sorry tor your loss Earl and Keely she was such a nice lady every one loved I will miss my visits and hugs when I was at the station


  18. Melvin and Colleen (Grooms) Snethern
    September 23, 2023 @ 6:50 pm

    Earl & Keely,
    We are saddened by the loss of such a beautiful woman in our community. We pray for peace and comfort in times ahead.


    September 24, 2023 @ 4:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss Earl and Keely she was such a nice lady everyone Loved I will miss my visits and hugs when I was at the station


  20. Charles Callahan
    September 24, 2023 @ 7:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss Earl and Keely she was a nice lady everyone loved I will miss my visits with your mom at the station she will truly be missed


  21. Max and Mary Lou Evans
    September 27, 2023 @ 5:28 pm

    Condolences to Earl and Keely.


  22. Deanna King-Smith
    October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

    Prayers for Earl and Keeley and all the family! Mary was a wonderful person and such a joy to visit with! She will be so missed!


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