Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Great Aunt Beulah Margaret Williams Rogers

Aunt Beulah and her family including her sister, my Great Grandmother Dela Elnora Williams Norman Neher moved as a small child to Sutphens Mill, Dickinson County, Kansas. She graduated high school from Dickinson County High School. She then taught school for 15 years. She and her husband Clifford moved to Lawrence in 1937. Active in the Rebekah Lodge, she became president of the International Association of the Rebekah Assemblies in 1956-57 holding sessions in Miama, FL. During her term as president she traveled through the US, all providences of Canada and Cuba. Beulah and Clifford retired and 1961 and moved back to Chapman. They took my mother on several vacations when she was a child. I have many of her things including some jewelrey and pieces of pottery. She died when I was only 6 but I have a dim memory of visiting them in Chapman.


Obituary - The Reflector Chronicle - June 24, 1963

Mrs. Clifford Rogers

Mrs. Beulah Rogers, 68, wife of Clifford Rogers of Chapman, died at the family home in Chapman Monday morning. She had been ill for the past 18 months.

Mrs. Rogers was a past international president of the Association of Rebekah Assemblies and was an officer of the Kansas assemblies for 30 years. For 24 years she was secretary of the state organization. She was born at Vinland, August 13, 1895. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Chapman Methodist church.

Surviving with her husband are a sister, Mrs. William Neher of Chapman and two brothers, George Williams and Edward Williams of Junction City.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Londeen Funeral home in Chapman.

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