June Elaine Waddell Rogers, 98, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Rogers was born November 26, 1921, in Girad, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Waddell.

She was a graduate of Girad, Ohio, schools and previously worked for the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. While working at the Pentagon, she met her husband, Raymond “Ray” Douglas Rogers Jr., and they were married in 1944. She lived most of her life in Bennettsville, S.C., and later moved to Kernersville, N.C., then to Statesville. She was an active member of the Methodist Church, joining Broad Street United Methodist Church in 2017. She loved her family, friends, writing and receiving letters, and she was a big Atlanta Braves fan. She and Ray enjoyed their grandchildren coming to Bennettsville, going to the beach and swimming. She enjoyed when her great grandkids would come over to Statesville and play games, draw, and play with Jimmy, the cat.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by two sons, Raymond “Doug” Douglas Rogers III (Jan) of China Grove, N.C., and Garry Marshall Rogers of Statesville; two grandchildren, Allison Nettleton (Shawn) and Todd Rogers (Stephanie); and three great grandchildren, Luke, Emily and Sadie Nettleton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

A private family service will be held at later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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