Stephen D. Rogers
Stephen D. Rogers, 62, of Mt. Vernon, died 2 a.m. March 15, 2007, at 
St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born June 10, 1944, 
in Murphysboro, to Durward Rogers and Merle (Yandell) Rogers Phillips. 
He married Susan Hayman on Dec. 19, 1965, in Mt. Vernon.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist 
Church in Mt. Vernon. Rev. David Eadie and Rev. Murriel Nance will officiate.  
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Steve is survived by his wife Susan Rogers of Mt. Vernon; sons Matthew Rogers 
and wife Missy of Troy, Christopher Rogers of Lexington, Tenn.; Wendy Rogers 
of Mt. Vernon; grandson Peyton Owens of Mt. Vernon; father-in-law and mother-in-law 
Dr. William and Dot Hayman of Mt. Vernon; sisters-in-law Sally Mueller and husband 
Mel of Mt. Vernon, and Nancy Rhiannon and partner Zane of Portland, Ore.; aunts 
Leonora Garrison of Mt. Vernon, and Jane Butler and husband Chuck of Chambersburg, Pa.; 
and several nieces and nephews also survive. His parents, stepfather Proctor Phillips, 
and two infant sons preceded him in death.

Steve was a middle-school teacher who taught at McClellan and Lincoln grade schools 
and Casey Middle School; he also coached baseball and basketball and later wrote the 
Sports Column for the Centralia Sentinel; he served in the U.S. Air Force, was a 
member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, and was an active volunteer 
and board member for the Angels on Assignment program.  He was a past president of 
the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club and a member of the Mt. Vernon Elks Club.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Angels on Assignment and will be 
accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, 
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral 
Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
for further information and to send condolences. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3-15-2007
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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