The Pryor Times

December 7, 2012

Obituary: Jewel May Ferguson Rogers


PRYOR — Funeral services for Jewel Ferguson-Rogers will be  Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m, at Lowery Freewill Baptist church in Rose. Rev. Lance Rogers will officiate with burial following at Kansas Cemetery. Viewing hours will be Sunday 12p.m until 6 p.m. and Monday 9a.m until 8p.m at Key funeral Home in Locust Grove. Rogers died Dec 5, in Siloam Springs. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Locust Grove.

Rogers was born May 1, 1920 in Row, to Elmer D. and Maude V. (Anglin) Shackelford. She grew up and attended school in the Kansas area. She attended high school in Kansas where she played basketball. On March 27, 1938, three months before graduating, she and Clessie W. Ferguson were married in Noelle, MO. They returned back home and she finished high school as the salutatorian of her class of 1938. Clessie and Jewel lived in California for a short time during the war and she worked in the shipyards at Long Beach. They eventually returned back home to Kansas where she was a farmer’s wife. They raised acres of strawberries and also had a Grade A Dairy. Rogers was always right there working alongside her husband; she was always dedicated and committed to anything she set her mind to.

When she was in her early 40’s, she started working for the Delaware County Bank in Jay and she worked as a bank teller there for 20 years. She was preceded in death by Clessie in 1976. After retiring, she kept herself busy sewing, quilting and doing embroidery. She also loved to cook and can vegetables.

Rogers was a member of Lowery Freewill Baptist church in Rose.

She is survived by her daughter Voncille Daniels and husband Bob of Twin Oaks; five grandchildren Keith Daniels of Chewey, Kevin Daniels of Harrah, Kim Smith of Twin Oaks, Derek Ferguson of Colcord and Darren Ferguson of Riverside, Calif.; also many great and great great-grandchildren; two brothers Warren Shackelford of Broken Arrow and J.R. Shackelford of Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands Clessie Ferguson, Harold Rogers and Lawrence Glaze and two sons Ronnie and Billy Ferguson.


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