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Lisa Rogers
Lisa Rogers

Lisa LaDonna Rogers was born the daughter of Jack Howell and Becky (Haney) Howell on July 5, 1967, in Salem, Arkansas, and departed this life September 14, 2015, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 48 years.

She was united in marriage at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, on October 10, 1986, to Earl Rogers.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Earl Rogers of their home in Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Keeley Rae Rogers of the home in Thayer; her parents, Jack and Becky Howell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her father and mother-in-law, Buddy and Mary Rogers of Thayer; one sister, Lorna Avery and husband, Dennis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one niece, Trista Botchway and husband, Seth of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two nephews, Alan Avery and wife, Dawnisa of West Plains, Missouri, and Matthew Avery and wife, Brietta of Winterhaven, Florida; five great nieces and nephews, Alex, Axton, Edmund, Sawyer, and Tenley, other relatives and many friends.

Lisa was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1985. She was an exceptional athlete, free throw shooter and basketball player, earning many awards throughout her high school career. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Lisa began and continued her teaching career of educating, loving, and nurturing children in the Thayer Elementary School for a total of twenty-five years, retiring in the 2014-2015 school year.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed the beauty of nature as she took brisk walks, and treasured time spent with Earl and Keeley on their family trips.

Lisa was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ where she worshipped with her church family and enjoyed singing gospel hymns.

Lisa had a zest for life, a special love for children, and always surrounded herself with close friends and family. Even as she struggled with the trials of life, her faith never wavered and she was confident God, her family, and friends would always be there with their love and support.

Her warm soul and sweet spirit charmed the hearts of many as she fought her battle with determination, grace, and dignity. Her unconditional love and inspiration will never be forgotten by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Church of Christ in Thayer, Missouri, with Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, September 15th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Terry and Teresa Tillman
    September 14, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

    Earl and Keeley,
    Prayers are with you all at this time. Lisa was such an inspiration to us all and she will be missed dearly. Love you both


  2. Ann "Qualls" Wood
    September 14, 2015 @ 3:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by so many.


  3. Riley & Pat Holesapple
    September 14, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    Our love and prayers go out to the entire family.


  4. Pam Harris
    September 14, 2015 @ 8:28 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you.
    Your Friend and Classmate,


  5. Linda Exum
    September 14, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

    Earl , Keeley, family and friends of Lisa,

    My heart breaks for all of you. Lisa was a wonderful person, wife, mother, teacher, friend, and daughter. She has been such a good friend to my sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Robby Bennett. I went to school with Lisa growing up. I loved her laugh and her beautiful smile. May you all find comfort in the memories you have of this sweet, sweet lady. The world is a better place because Lisa was in it.

    We know she is in a better place now. She will be deeply missed!
    Linda Exum – sister of Brenda Bennett


  6. Cindi Poulson
    September 15, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lisa was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Praying for the family.


  7. Marva and Shann and Skyla Caldwell
    September 15, 2015 @ 11:35 am

    Earl, Keeley, Buddy and Mary,
    Lisa always had a beautiful smile on her face, no matter what. She will be missed dearly. God gained a wonderful angel. Everyone’s prayers are with you all.


  8. Ed and Diana Sholes
    September 15, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    Earl and Keeley,
    No words can express the grief that we know this loss has caused. But you can take comfort in the fact that Lisa was a terrific person and teacher. The number of lives that she touched, both students and parents, cannot be measured. She was a shining example for those of us who had the opportunity to work with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.


  9. Patty Kennedy
    September 15, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

    My heart goes out to my cousin Earl and Keeley his daughter. Lisa fought a hard fight. She will be missed by all who knew her. Things happen that we don’t understand now but someday we will. God Bless you all. Special blessings to Earl’s parents. I know Uncle Bud and Aunt Mary are hurting as well. Special, special people to me. Rest in Peace Lisa.


  10. Denita Poulette Flynn
    September 15, 2015 @ 9:47 pm

    Sending out prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss!!!!!! Lisa will be missed so much.


  11. Sharon Eads
    September 16, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of Lisa. Thoughts and prayers for the family.


  12. Paul and Sheila Hickinbotham
    September 16, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.


  13. Brad Welch
    September 18, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    Truly one of the kindest gals I knew during my time at MSHS. So sorry for your loss. I am sure heaven got a new and special member.


  14. Janice Bentley
    September 18, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.


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