February 19, 1956 – January 14, 2017
Shirley Louise Rogers, of Camden, Mo., passed away on January 14, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born on February 19, 1956 in Lexington, Mo., to Roy Junior “Pete” Merriman and Marilyn Joy Branham Merriman.
She graduated from Orrick High School with the class of 1974. She retired from the medical offices of Dr.’s Hellman & Rosen after working there for many years. She was a member of the Fleming Baptist Church. Shirley volunteered at the Fleming food pantry during its operation. She served the food pantry with great dedication and passion and made many friends during the time she served. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was well known for her talent for cooking.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Gary Jo Rogers, of the home in Camden, Mo.; two sons, Kevin Les Rogers and Aaron Jo Rogers, both of Camden, Mo.; one daughter, Shannon Lynn Turner of Camden, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Hunter Riley, Amber Riley, and Dillion Rogers, all of Richmond, Mo., Nick Beck and Clayton Beck, both of Camden, Mo., Carlie Turner and Kyle Turner, both of Orrick, Mo.; sisters, Debra Joy Bishop of Kansas City, Mo., Linda Hufford of Oak Grove, Mo., and Christi Arbuckle of Moses Lake, Wash.; brothers, Scott Merriman and Jeff Merriman, both of Orrick, Mo., and Jim Merriman of Fort Scott, Kans.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Jr. “Pete” and Marilyn Joy Merriman; two brothers, Alan Eugene Merriman and Donald Roy Merriman; two nephews, Ryan Christopher Arbuckle and David Roy Merriman; and one great nephew, Erik Peery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by memorial services at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Her grandson’s will serve as Honorary pallbearers, Hunter Riley, Dillion Rogers, Kyle Turner, Clayton Beck and Nick Beck.