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Robert Leroy, “Bob”, Rogers

Robert Leroy, “Bob”, Rogers, Jr., 79, passed peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2024, with his family by his side.

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He was the oldest of three children born to Yvonne née Englund and Robert L. Rogers, Sr., in Sedalia, Missouri, on June 29, 1944. After graduating from Riverview Gardens High School in 1962, Bob received a scholarship to play basketball at Central Missouri State College. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Quasebarth, and they recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

Bob and Mary Lou have three children, Kimberly Ann, Lisa Christine, and Robert Lawrence Rogers. The family lived in Florissant, Missouri and were members of Florissant Valley Baptist Church. In 1997, they moved to Defiance, Missouri and are currently members of Red Tree Church — New Melle.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Edward Rogers; his sister, Vickie Marie Rogers; his mother, Yvonne Rogers née Englund; and his father, Robert L. Rogers, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Rogers née Quasebarth; his children, Kimberly (Steve) Jones; Lisa (Mark) Lapp; and Robert (Lisa) Rogers; his sister, Carolyn (Joel) Allen; and four grandchildren, Mason Jones (Mike Deck); Madison (Jonathan) Perrin; Jacob Lapp; and Gwyneth Lapp.

The Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Red Tree Church – New Melle (4900 E. Hwy D, Defiance, Missouri 63341) at 11:00 a.m. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. The Service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/live/JYAvzr6uVCA?si=VAMhvcmvb8SNB1Md