Neil Leonard Rogers

October 07, 1933 ‒ July 03, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Neil Leonard Rogers, age 83, of Mount Gilead, went to be with the Lord Monday morning, July 3, 2017, at Morrow Manor following an extended illness.

On October 7, 1933, Neil was born in Morrow County, Ohio, one of five children of the late Leonard and Blanch (Duston) Rogers.  He graduated from Marengo High School in the class of 1951.

During his senior year, a young lady transferred in to Marengo High School, Ellen Rogers, whom he quickly fell for.  They were married shortly after his graduation on November 4, 1951.  Together they shared over sixty years of marriage.  She preceded him in death on April 4, 2012.

Wanting the best for his family, Neil worked night and day to provide for them.  He started with Cecil Maxwell, delivering milk for Riverside Dairy for twelve years.  He then worked as a custodian at Chesterville Elementary Schools, while Ellen served as the secretary.  For the last twenty five years of his career, he worked as a salesman for G & L Supply Company, selling janitorial supplies and office equipment.  He retired in 1991.

As a hobby, Neil farmed on the side, growing grain and hay on his several acre farm.  Also, in his younger years, he loved to fish, hunt and go camping with his brothers.

Very faithful, Neil and Ellen were members of Chesterville United Methodist Church and also enjoyed attending Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church.  He also was a member of the Highland Lions Club for many years.

Snowbirds, Neil and Ellen enjoyed wintering in Zephyr Hills, Florida, for six years where they made many dear friends, until they were no longer able due to their health.

To Neil, his family was everything.  He dedicated his life to Ellen and their children, and was proud to support her dreams of being a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in her 50’s.  They always looked forward to their monthly dinners with cousins.  He also “thought the world of his grandchildren,” cherishing every moment spent with them.

Jovial and fun loving, Neil had a “happy go lucky” personality and was a joy to be around.

Neil will be missed by his four children: Dan (Kathy) Rogers, Margie Adams, Jill (Terry) Knapp, all three of Mount Gilead, and Jon Rogers of Tennessee; eight grandchildren: Amanda Knapp, Erica (Bill) Johnson, Nathan (Cheryl) Rogers, Stacy Knapp, Tara (Drew) Lawyer, Sarah Adams, Paige and Justin (Amber) Rogers; seven great-grandchildren: Nolan Johnson, Gavin Knapp, Blake Adams, Cameron Stephens, Cole Rogers, Ella Johnson, Keegan Rogers, and Bristol Lawyer; four siblings: Doyle Rogers, Doris Johnson, Paul (Marilyn) Rogers, and Raymond “Bub” (Diana) Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Including his wife and parents, Neil was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Dorothea Rogers.

His family will greet friends from 10 a.m. – Noon on Thursday, July 6, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services honoring his life will follow there at Noon, with Rev. Dr. Irene Scaramazza officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Rd. #3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Neil’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Dan, Margie, Jill & Jon, Sorry to learn of Neil’s passing. You all are in our prayers for peace and God’s comfort to see you through this situation. I have so many fond memories of Neil and Ellen bring Jon into the barber shop for hair cuts. Neil and I had a lot of talks while cutting his hair also.

  • Margie, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He always teased me when he saw me, and Blanch always saw to it that I ate lunch, whether I wanted to or not. Please let Paul and Marilyn know that I am thinking of them, as well as you and the rest of the the family. Hugs and prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Neil. I can remember him delivering milk when we were first married. Neil was always the same, he always had a smile and happy to see you. Neil will be missed by many .
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Bob and Mary

  • So sorry to hear about Neil . Love and prayers to all of you ….Linda

  • We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family now, and for the days ahead. We pray that God comforts you during this time and brings you great peace.

  • Jon: I am very sorry for your and your Family’s loss. You will be in my Prayers at this very difficult time for you. If I can do anything to help you , please do not hesitate to call me. You and I sat a couple weeks ago and discused life, and it sure helped me. Stay in touch. The Lord is with you. Greg

  • To all of Neil’s family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. He was a good man, always so kind to everyone. May God bless you and give you peace and strength in the coming days.

  • One of the most cherished dental patients I had the opportunity to know was Neil. His ornery smile and congenial ways made it impossible NOT to love him (and Ellen, too). I am so saddened for your loss, but thrilled to know that he is reunited with your mom. Mark and I are sending our love. thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • My condolences to Margie, Erica and the entire family! No amount of time can ever prepare us in losing a loved one. May you find some comfort in knowing he is back with his love! Sending prayers of strength to you all.

  • So sorry to hear of your loved one going Home! Neil was always full of laughter and fun! He enjoyed life! May all these memories help you through this sad time! God Bless!

  • Please except our condolences, Neil was always so happy and friendly even to strangers, He was a good man that will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. God bless your family.

  • What a lost. Neil, was a great guy. Love and prayers to his family. Amanda, I`m so sorry dear.

  • Deepest sympathy to all of your family so sorry for your loss sending lots be and prayers

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Neil was a fantastic person. He is with Ellen now. May God deliver peace to your hearts and lessen the hurt that you feel.

  • Jill, Margie & Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear that your Father has passed. May you all find comfort in the arms of Jesus to get you through this difficult time.

    Earl & Rosemary

  • So sorry for your loss. Like his mother , he was a lovely person and will be missed.

    Jeff and Gerry Greenwood

  • So sorry for your loss. Neil, like his mother was a lovely person and will be missed.

    Jeff and Gerry Greenwood

  • Margie and family, So sorry for the loss of your Father. I remember him delivering milk when I was a little girl. Will be keeping all of you in my prayers. Love & Hugs Becky and Earl Fisher

  • Dear Margie and family. Hugs to you dear one, I am sure you will have a void for a while but be comforted by your memories. you will be in my heart as you grieve for your loss of Neil fondly Joan

  • Dear Rogers Family,

    I send sympathy on behalf of the Maxwell Family and Riverside Dairy where Neil was a faithful employee for so long.

    Prayers to all the family. Sorry for your loss.

  • I was blessed to work side by side with Neil at G&L Supply. Always friendly and his customers loved him. He would say things like; “I wish I would have been born rich instead of so darn good looking”. He taught me well how to always treat everyone with kindness and respect. No wonder he was such a successful salesman. God bless all of you, his family.

  • Dan, Kathy and family. We are sorry to hear of your dad. Love and Prayers are with you.

  • Sending our sympathy. We did not know Mr. Rogers personally, but know he was very much loved by his family.

  • Dan,Marge,Jill&Jon, Our condolences. Uncle Neil left a legacy of love and cherished memories. We will always remember his smile and kind heart. May your special memories bring you comfort now and in the future. We love you all.

  • Neil delivered milk to school in the little glass bottles and then took over cleaning up our first grade messes. He was always smiling and joking and brightened my day even if it didn’t go so well during class time. We’ve made many connections with the Rogers family over the years (the latest being with Doyle at Bennington Glen). We send heartfelt condolences to each of you.

  • Uncle Neil will be missed… I have wonderful memories of him from my childhood… His kindness and unconditional love helped me more than words can say… My thoughts and Prayers are with you all…

  • To the family of Neil Rogers: You are surely Blessed to have such a wonderful person in your lives. Neil will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort at this time of sadness. Karen Sherman & Family.

  • To the Rogers Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    with sincere sympathy Dennis/and Doris

  • Dan, Marge, Jill and Jon – growing up the way we did, it seems like we had two sets of parents. We couldn’t get away with anything. It was always a riot when our dads would start joking around – they could always keep you smiling. I don’t know if you can understand this, but I feel like I lost my father again. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Rogers Family, so sorry to hear Neil passed away, but I think he will be much happier with mom than where he was when he left this world. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.