Lois Geneva Rodgers

Lois Geneva (Welton) Rodgers, daughter of Harold and Ines (Emery) Welton, was born on November 26, 1933 in Vanzant, Missouri, and departed this life on April 5, 2015 at her home in Vanzant. She was 81 years, four months, and ten days of age.

Lois attended Willow Springs #2 School in Douglas County, Missouri.

On August 9, 1949 she was united in marriage to Ezra Dean Rodgers. Five children were born to this union: three sons, Charles, Dale, and Benny, and two daughters, Vicky and Patty.

Besides her parents, Lois was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Shirley Rodgers, and one sister, Virginia Reese.

Lois is survived by her husband, Ezra Rodgers of the home; her three sons, Charles Rodgers of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Dale Rodgers and wife Rhonda of Mountain Grove, and Benny Rodgers and wife Teresa of Vanzant; her two daughters, Vicky Fox and husband Denzil of Vanzant and Patty Fox and husband Darren of Mountain Grove; her three brothers, Kenneth Welton and wife June of Success, Missouri, Floyd Welton and wife Fern, of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Jerry Welton of Vanzant; two sisters; Carol Clinton of Vanzant and Marilyn Byerley and husband, Charles of Mountain Grove; 12 grandchildren, Michelle Stigall, Jannine Whittier, Chris Rodgers, Mindy Bell, Brandon Rodgers, Lindsey Watson, Charity Lutes, Candace Mayberry, Chelsea Fox, Dylan Fox, Danielle Campbell, and Whitney Fox; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends who will greatly miss her.

Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Cemetery, Vanzant, with Keith Reese and Marty Clinton officiating. Burial was in Faith Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Chapel Cemetery c/o the funeral home.

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