Yvonne E Rogers, 77, of Lincoln, passed away November 30, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.
A Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be at a later date in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.
Yvonne was born 1-24-41 in Aurora IL., the daughter of Howard and Virginia (Buhr) Dilley. She proudly served her country in the United States Army from 1959-1963, earning the rank of SP4. While stationed in Fort Dix, NJ, she met fellow soldier William Rogers. Their love story resulted in a loving marriage of 56 years. Yvonne retired from Lincoln Developmental Center after serving in the dietary department for several years. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed baking cookies and pies, especially with her grandchildren. She loved being a mother, but she really took great joy in being a grandma. She was a snowman collector, even though she disliked the cold of winter. She enjoyed anything tropical, loved the beach, and her favorite place was Aruba with her husband. Casual dress is suggested for the service. Please feel free to honor Yvonne by wearing something Cubs or Tropical themed.
Surviving are her husband William Rogers, daughters: Robin Barton, Theresa Adkisson, and Sharon (Bruce) Tinsman; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Nate) Andrew, Samuel (Bailey), Emily, Hayley, Ben, Clare; great granddaughter Jane on the way; and sister Diana Bradway.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Memorial Fund in Washington DC and will be accepted at the funeral home.