Ruby Rogers

Friday, May 3, 2002

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Ruby Bell Harp Coleson Rogers, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Olive Branch, died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 14, 1911 in Cache, she was the daughter of John and Myrtle Potts Harp.

On March 16, 1927, she was married to Lloyd "Tangle Eye" Coleson. He died Aug. 4, 1982.

On Jan. 11, 1987, she was married to Leonard Rogers. He died in March, 1994.

Rogers had been a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch and was a housekeeper for the Goose Pit in Olive Branch for many years.

Survivors include five sons, Tom Coleson of Advance, Mo., Harry Coleson and Herschel Coleson, both of Olive Branch, Bill Coleson of Columbus, Ga., and Jim Coleson of Mounds, Ill.; three daughters, Marian Sams, Sharon Foster, both of Olive Branch, and Judy Perkins of Burfordville, Mo.; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sons, two sisters, one brother and two grandsons.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., and after 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church with the Revs. Billy Don Heady, Carl Hester and Dean Heady officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery in McClure.