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.