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Wanda Rogers

June 23, 1937 — May 24, 2013

Wanda Lula Rogers, 75, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family and her dog, Skippy.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Fr. Terry Cassidy officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Wanda was born on June 23, 1937 in Peoria, a daughter of William Auston and Mary Lula (Crotz) Cheesman. She married Charles Walter “Pete” Rogers on November 5, 1953 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2009 in Peoria Heights. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Genevieve Nevitt and Bernadine Davis; and two great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, George Walter (Debra) Rogers and Mary Juanita Rogers (Toby Bachler) of Peoria Heights, Pete Auston (Viola) Rogers of Morton, Kenneth Lyndon (Sherrie) Rogers of East Peoria, John Alan Rogers of Peoria and Wayne Willard (Tracey) Rogers of Farmington; twin brother, William Lewis Cheesman of Maryland; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Wanda was a former member of the Hanna City Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed crafts, crocheting, making dolls, canning and gardening. She loved quilting and has quilts on display at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wanda’s memory to OSF Hospice or to the American Heart Association.

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